Currently, Ohio appears to be the only state where the burden of proof in a self-defense case rests with the defender.
You may be killed when you take decisive action. You may likewise be killed when you do nothing! Either way, dithering is always toxic.
“Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooter in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in eight of those incidents. Their selfless actions likely saved many lives.”
He briefly ran his wand over my chest, ignoring my belt area, completely missing my pistol and magazines. Obviously bored, he then waved me through without another word.
All adults present were of course, weaponless and otherwise unprepared, including an off-duty police officer who was NOT carrying concealed.
When you are compelled to shoot immediately in order to save your life, you won’t be asking yourself such silly questions..
Self-defense stories are making their way into alternative news sources. The major media are no longer able to spike almost all mention of armed self-defense.
In the gunfight, one home invader was killed, another seriously wounded, and the homeowner’s son, 11, was seriously wounded.
A person who dies because they did not have a gun is just as dead as a person who is murdered with a gun. In practice, overall unjustified homicides tend to rise a bit when gun are banned.
Most murderers have a long history of violent behavior. Knowledge of that violent behavior can be part of the justification for a defensive shooting.
Brazil’s experience shows that few illegal firearms are necessary for very high homicide rates. Moreover, many of Brazil’s illegal firearms are made in homes and small shops in the black market.
When an armed suspect has a firearm and is capable of firing back, they are a deadly threat. That usually makes the use of deadly force justified.
Under New South Wales law, and Australian law generally, firearms may *only* be used for the purpose the license to use them for is issued under.
On November 29 of 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri, Terrell McDaniel, 36, was attacked by Robert Collins, 44. Collins was intoxicated and attacked McDaniel with a milk crate.
There is no shortage of opinions, as noted (including mine), but solid, credible, reliable statistical data does not exist, and probably never will be..
Some calibers/pistols may represent a better choice, but any pistol, even a lowly 380auto, will be a significant improvement over being unarmed and unprepared.
Saying that lethal force is at times justified, but that we have no need for the tools to employ such force makes the concept purely hypothetical.
The anti-gun crowd manipulates statistics to show that guns rather than individuals misusing firearms are the problem…
New York gun laws! Anywhere in the civilized world this is clearly justified self-defense…
The detective said “It turned out that the guy who got shot wasn’t the victim, but actually the offender. He and his cousin were arrested and the victim was not charged.”
Using a pistol to defend against bear attacks seems to be a viable option.
Every day that goes by innocent lives are lost and crimes that could be avoided go undeterred because of restrictive gun laws.
Thermal and night vision devices give would-be victims a clear advantage in defense of life and property.
Police said Michael Grace, Jr was armed and he along with two other people tried to rob a Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Freedom Drive.
While this is presented in a step by step format, your draw stroke should be one fluid motion. This is accomplished through practice followed by more practice.