Law of Self Defense News/Q&A Show: May 6, 2021

Welcome to the Law of Self Defense News/Q&A Show for May 6, 2021!


Today’s Topics!

In today’s News/Q&A Show of May 6, 2021, we touched on the following topics:

• Derek Chauvin’s motion for a new trial
• Atlanta PD Officer Garrett Rolfe gets job back, shooting of Rayshaad Brooks
• Louisville diner points pistol at Antifa protestors
• Kim Gardner, prosecutor of McCloskeys in St. Louis, facing possible disbarment
• Using hand loaded ammo for defensive purposes
• Gun modifications (e.g., trigger) and legal consequences
• Gun modification legal issues in context of home defense
• Can carrying OC spray along with gun be used against you in court
• Ashli Babbitt shooting

And more!

Enjoy the show!

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5 thoughts on “Law of Self Defense News/Q&A Show: May 6, 2021”

  1. I also believe it was impossible for Chauvin to get a fair trial anywhere. How often does the court dismiss charges based on this? I would imagine it’s really rare.
    Mike Keeney
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  2. How wonderful, I was just about to go visit my mother in Louisville.

    Looks like one of the Darwin Award finalists, at about 21:20 in the Louisville video (wearing the black plate carrier) had a pistol in his right hand. I’m noticing more ANTIFA bozos arming themselves. If someone walks up with a gun in his hand I’m feeling like that’s crossing the threshold of imminence, especially if he’s yelling at me in a threatening tone for being something he doesn’t like, or eating the last of the hot wings.

  3. That situation in the restaurant is why I carry a fairly large cannister of pepper gel in addition to my Walther PPQ. My first option is always disengage, next comes pepper gel. A fist fight isn’t on the list, I’m 74 and while I’m in good shape, I’m still 74. 🙂 The Walther, and I never leave home without it, ONLY comes out if I’m threatened with deadly force and it almost certainly go boom. I would not draw in a situation like the restaurant scene.

  4. When you carry a firearm for self defense you need the right mindset. You need to know what circumstances you are going to draw and shoot and then you don’t draw before those circumstances exist and you intend to shoot. Start trying to draw your firearm and make a decision to shoot or not shoot under stress, and after you have already committed felony brandishing by drawing before you believed it was necessary to use deadly force in self defense immediately, you are screwed. If you don’t get yourself shot dead because you displayed a weapon in a threatening manner, the you will likely be prosecuted for either displaying a weapon in a threatening manner, or using force when you were barred from using force because you were in the act of committing a felony. A gun is for shooting, it isn’t for show and tell.

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