Originally Posted by rjoefish
This is the part of the proposed Iowa law I disagree with. It's not about whether you fear for your or someone else's life it's whether you think the person you're about to kill is about to commit a 'serious felony'. Here that can mean assault with injury so in theory I would be able to shoot someone I think is about to punch someone in the face or something like that. It's way too broad IMO.
I don't think it will pass as there and we already have laws set up the way you describe here which I think are adequate.
are you sure about the bolded?
GA uses the term "Forcible Felony" which encompasses these specific offenses:
Armed Robbery (or Aggravated Assault, inclusive)
Aggravated Child Molestation
Aggravated Sexual Battery
Which I'm fine with. Now obviously it isn't good to legalize deadly force as a defense against simple battery. Sometimes Serious Felony and "Forcible Felony" are used interchangeably.