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Decent article on use of deadly force in self-defense law

Discussion in 'Firearm Laws & Legal' started by OutlawHoss, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    This article is a good re-hash of the use of deadly force in self-defense and the legal morass that very likely would ensue. I can't say I'm a fan of lawyers, but as far as providing good information for ccw newbies, this article (or ones like it) should be part of the primer for knowing what your getting into. For those of us who ccw has become routine this article is a good reminder (it shouldn't be new information!)
    https://lewrockwell.com/2016/02/marc-j-victor/carry-gun-america/
     
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  2. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    good article except the part about carrying in condition 3.
    this is the first Ive read from a lawyers advice to not carry with a round in the chamber to prevent accidental discharge. Ive also never heard it was an instant felony if you do have an honest accidental discharge although it wouldnt surprise me in places like NYC.
     
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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Lawyer up if you ever pull the trigger.

    Better to spend a night in jail vs years.
     
  4. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    1. Call up (911)
    2. Patch up (First Aid)
    3. Shut up
    4. Lawyer up
     
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  5. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Yes, good article (with a few reservations as mentioned).

    Mandatory minimums were a conservative hobby horse a couple of decades ago. Who'd have imagined it would ever end up being used against conservatives? :rolleyes:

    Live and learn...
     
  6. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I agree. There's almost no point in not carrying in condition 2. But he's a lawyer . . .
     
  7. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Great article.
     
  8. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, if I'm here on NWFA for legal advice, I might as well get my CCW tactical know-how from a lawyer!