League City, TX asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana

Q: My father threatened to shoot down a bedroom door. Is doing so legal?

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T. Augustus Claus
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: In Louisiana, threatening to shoot down a bedroom door, especially if done in a domestic context, is likely to be considered a criminal threat or assault, and possibly domestic abuse, depending on the specifics of the situation. Such an action could be seen as threatening bodily harm to another person, which is illegal. The legality of using a firearm in this manner is also subject to laws regarding the use of force and firearm regulations. If this threat was made seriously, it could result in criminal charges for the individual making the threat.

David Duke Kervin Jr.
David Duke Kervin Jr.
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: What did the door do to him? Did the door threaten him? Did anyone call the police to investigate?

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