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cross posted, relevant thread, IMHO

UPDATE 1: on a related note, a few thoughts on lawful self-defense tips, from the pros:

In Light of the Zimmerman Acquittal: Time to Polish Up on WHAT Your Rights are, for Lawful Self-Defense Incidents


BY Steven Harris
Posted on 07/14/2013


In no particular order, for non-LEOs and/or LEOs, as may be applicable:

· Train, read, practice. Document it. No matter what any prosecutor says, you can never be too prepared, too smart, or too good.

· Have a plan, maybe two or three. Remember Messrs. Murphy and Finagle lurk 24/7.

· Assume in a fight you will be grounded and/or unable to use one of your hands, even if not seriously injured. Select and position gear (and reloads and backup) accordingly.

· If you go hands-on with a younger, stronger, and quicker opponent, you will last 20 seconds or less if you are not in control. If you are doing something and it isn’t working, quickly try something else.

· Shot placement trumps all, except the mind.

· Don’t speak unnecessarily to law enforcement and never without counsel. Say only enough to convince them you were in the right. (Maybe you will not be arrested). Law enforcement officers are often friendly, but law enforcement is not your friend. Investigators have taken an oath to do their job properly. Assume (and hope) they will.

About Steven Harris

Steve Harris is an experienced attorney who has represented federal agents and local LEO's in duty related matters. He has written and lectured about officer involved shootings, civilian defensive shootings, and use of force laws, including Stand Your Ground. Steve has been a seasoned and active competitive handgun shooter for over 20 years.

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