A look at two very revealing self-defense cases in which the good guys were prosecuted despite apparently doing everything right.
Massad Ayoob has run across three arguments in weapons and shooting cases that are so tough to defeat it’s better not to have to fight them at all. Foremost among these is the so-called “hair trigger.”
If a plaintiff’s lawyer was suing you because your dog bit his client, don’t you think he’d play up the fact that your pet was a pit bull instead of a miniature poodle? Why would anyone think it would be any different in a case involving the use of a gun?
The act of reloading is an overlooked issue in most training, but it is true that shooters are killed due to dropping magazines, shaking hands, placing the magazine in backwards and placing empty magazines back into the pistol. The stress induced by a life-threatening situation causes shooters to do things that they would not...