- Jul 31, 2003
- Reaction score
Again, that is stating the point I made. In NY if you can retreat, you are expected to do so. Someone takes a swing at me when I am walking down the street. I'm not supposed to hit back...I am supposed to leave the scene.
You are misunderstanding the law. It says you can not use DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE as long as you can retreat in complete safety. It does not say that you can't use Physical Force if someone takes a swing at you. Read the attached link and the other posts associated with it.