We should rely on the state for everything. Individual responsibility? Individual action? We can’t have that! Jury acquits man who shot girlfriend’s husband who attacked him
The prosecutor admitted that the guy who got shot attacked the guy who did the shooting, but maintained the injuries weren’t severe enough to warrant shooting.
The defense said the rules of self-defense don’t require those accused to wait to be seriously injured before defending themselves.
So self-defense is legal in South Dakota, in spite of what the government lawyers want.