Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond
Not sure I'd rely on that ... if they have more cases, they won't be as eager to pay to defend you.
But good luck with it.
And if you want to carry, carry. But making an issue of it, or bringing it to our attention, begs the question of whether you should carry. Perhaps more education is needed. Good luck.
What I'll rely on is my common sense and ability to assess a situation properly. If I have to pull a gun, I'll be no more worried about legal ramifications at that moment than I will be about who's going to win next year's NCAA basketball tournament. It'll be what I perceive as a life-or-death situation in which I have no other option.
Look, ordinary people use firearms to protect themselves from criminals all the time, and sometimes the criminals end up dead. Why do you think there aren't a bunch of stories about the prosecution of those people in the news? It's because the vast majority of the cases never make it to court. Even in the leftist strongholds that some of you people live in, the DA's know such cases will be extremely difficult to win unless the actions of the person defending himself were egregious. No matter where you are in this country, and much unlike some other countries, a high percentage of the constituency firmly believes that people have a right to protect themselves with deadly force, if it comes to that. In counties like the one I live in, such a prosecution could get a DA thrown out of office real quick.
And make no mistake, no overburdened DA wants his or her underlings squaring off with the high-priced mouthpieces the gun lobby is capable of trotting out if it believes somebody is being unfairly prosecuted. If the case has even the hint of a hole in it, the ADA would get eaten for lunch. Also, the NRA has the resources to become involved in such cases whenever or wherever it wants. It's never an issue of, "Well, we just can't afford it." The organization's goal is protecting Second Amendment rights and it'll go to extreme lengths to do it.