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Q: Is it legal to live in an area with families and children with guns and attack dogs?
A: Yes, unfortunately that is legal. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution permits people to own guns. Moreover, the law does not restrict owning attack dogs. Finally, the posting of signs that they own guns and attack dogs and will kill is also legal. Now, having said that, if they do shoot people or if their dogs bite people, then they may be legally liable for any injuries, depending on the circumstances. If somebody breaks into their home at 3 a.m., then they'd likely be justified to shoot or to allow their dogs to attack. On the hand, if a child were to hit a baseball into their yard, and he climbs their fence to get it, then shooting or allowing their dogs to attack would not be justified. In that second scenario, they could be sued, and also be charged criminally. My suggestion would be to simply stay away from them, and to teach your kids to stay away from them.
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