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robbery vs. larceny

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Okay, let me start out by saying I understand that you should be aware of your surroundings and the firearm is a last resort, so I am not trying to debate that in this thread. I just wanted some opinions on robbery vs larceny

I always thought that if someone walked up to you and said "give me all your money", that was robbery. After looking at the definition of robbery again, robbery is larceny + the threat of violence. Does that mean that if someone walks up to you and says "give me all your money" but does not threaten violence or have a weapon or even touch you, then did they not "rob" you? It makes a big difference because larceny is not a forcible felony but robbery is. Robbery is cause for legally using deadly force to defend yourself, larceny is not.

If that is true that "give me all your money" w/o threat or a weapon is larceny and not robbery, would that then mean that you should tell the person to ": censored off" and wait for them to threaten you or assault you before deadly force would be authorized against them?

Again avoid the situation, I understand and I will try at all cost. I am simply wanting to remove all other variables and just talk about the questions above.

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I noticed that when people react from instinct or fright they were pretty much always within their rights, but when they react from anger, they were pretty much always in violation of the law. Just from my few years experience on the street.
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