I had an idea for writing a western but could not find specific laws when it came to the rules of pistol dueling. Like under what circumstances could you legally duel, and get away with it, as oppose to being charged with a felony? What is the minimum age for consenting to a duel? 14? 16? It probably varies from state to state, but could not find this by googling it or anything. Basically in my situation in the plot, a teenager, in around high school is being bullied by a group of other guys. So after the bullying goes to far and the kid gets beat up or too hurt, and the school is not handling it right, the father steps in and challenges the boys to a pistol duel, using their egos to bait them into one. They agree. But if the father ends up killing or wounding them, in that type or situation could he legally get away with it, by proving it was fair fight? Would that count as a legal duel in the eyes of the law? It's not the whole plot but just part of it to get things started. But I cannot find any historical accuracies on such a specific situation. Would anyone know, or would it be believable? Should I just make up the law in this case? Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it?