Use of Deadly Force Against An Unarmed Assailant (Updated)

Disparity

Disparity

Andrew Branca posted this at Legal Insurrection.

It is an important issue, and one that is not addressed adequately in the training that a person receives when they get their gun permit.

It is also not a scenario that most people prepare themselves for, and that lack of preparation can cause hesitation or indecision at a crucial moment.

Well worth your time to read.

UPDATE:

In the aftermath of another black-on-white racial gang attack (this time at a Kroger market in Memphis TN), Andrew Branca published a follow-up article on the use of deadly force against unarmed assailants.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/caught-on-video-vicious-group-attack-by-thugs-on-young-couple/

Once again, Mr. Branca reiterates the 5 elements of self-defense:

  • Proportionality
  • Innocence
  • Imminence
  • Avoidance
  • Reasonableness

And he relates them to the facts of this case (as they are currently known).

 

 

Anti-Gun RINO Goes Down

Loser

Loser

Connecticut held its Republican primary for the upcoming election for Governor, to see who would face the embattled Democrat Dannel Malloy in the fall.

It goes without saying that Dan Malloy, the anti-gun, tax-happy, stuttering father of a drug-dealer armed robber has to get booted.  He ran Stamford into the ground as mayor, and then did his best to steer the entire state into a fiscal ditch.

But who to choose to oppose Malloy?  Businessman (and former Ambassador to Ireland) Tom Foley narrowly lost to Malloy 4 years ago, and was running for the nomination again.  His chances are said to be better this time, as Malloy’s reputation has fallen even lower.

Open Carry Zealots Screw Up (Again)

Learn to read, OC'ers

Learn to read, OC’ers

No matter how many times the pouty Open Carry zealots lose a battle or make the gun-owning public look bad, they never seem to connect the dots between their stubborn attention-whoring behavior and the clear negative consequences that they cause.

Did they learn after they pushed Starbucks into the arms of the gun control lobby?

No, they did not:

Chipotle: Don’t bring guns in our stores

“Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.”

Way to go, idiots.

Now, I cannot seem to locate my Magic 8-Ball, but I will go out on a limb and make a prediction anyway: this clear and uniformly negative result from their behavior will not stop Open Carry Zealots from being idiots yet again and playing into the hands of the Brady Bunch.

It’s almost like they are doing it on purpose.  Maybe they need to be investigated to see if they are taking money from Bloomberg to act this way.  It’s hard to believe that a rational human being could screw up so often and not realize that they are screwing up.

 

Guns for the mentally ill

Gun_Crazy_(1950_film)_poster_cropAfter the latest shooting at Fort Hood, which was committed by a mentally-ill soldier with a spotty performance record, who was on numerous psychotropic medications, who never saw any combat (and thus the anti-military liberals cannot chalk up the crime to PTSD), the cry has once again gone out to leave law-abiding gun owners alone and go after crazy people to keep them from getting guns.

And as I said before, this is a dangerous position for a gun owner to take.

We have all seen how the justice system has twisted itself into a pretzel to ignore due process for gun owners when there is an unproven allegation of domestic violence.  Gun owners used to be safe in their second amendment rights until they had been convicted of a violent felony.  No longer.  An unproven allegation of a misdemeanor is all that it takes to lose your second amendment rights.

And when gun owners mindless declare that the government should “take guns away from crazy people”, they forget that the people who would decide what constitutes “crazy” are the same people who have openly declared themselves to be irrationally anti-gun.  Medicine is notorious for pursuing fads and junk science; to expect them to respect the second amendment is dangerously naive.  And most of them cannot reach a scientifically-valid consensus on the definitions of most mental illnesses.  They just publish laundry lists of symptoms to define an illness, many of which are redundant with the descriptions of other mental illnesses.

Blaming the psychotropic drugs is a risky path as well.  I think that the drugs themselves are dangerous.  And the conditions for which they are described can be hazardous as well.  But can any of us guarantee that the AMA won’t advise the government to ban anyone who has ever taken an anti-depressant, anti-anxiety or mood stabilizer medication from gun ownership forever?  How many troubled people would deny their problems and avoid treatment to preserve their rights?

And right now, the ATF is trying to change the rules for determining who is mentally unfit to own a gun.

What has not happened is any serious evaluation of the foolish prohibition on gun ownership in military facilities.  The military gun-free zones have proven to be deadly to law-abiding service personnel, and the military has proven to be criminally inept in keeping illegal guns out as well as tardy and inadequate in their responses to violent acts on their property.  The base commander at Fort Hood should be in the stockade for his failure to protect those people under his authority.

But be careful in calling for action against crazy people owning guns.  You might just find yourself labeled “crazy”.

 

Dick Metcalf Goes Full Retard

Enjoy the fishing, Fredo

Enjoy the fishing, Fredo

Wow.

Dick Metcalf really REALLY doesn’t ever want to work in the gun industry ever again.

Sebastian discusses it here: Dick Metcalf Triples Down

But there is so much deception and so much fail in Dickie-boy’s fuddy-duddy whining that I am going to have to fisk it thoroughly.  A lot of hidden issues reveal themselves.

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