posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 07:50 AM
A cop friend of mine told me that if I ever have to shoot someone, keep pulling the trigger until the gun clicks a few times!!
This way, when you are in court, you can say that you panicked, you feared for your life, and you just snapped. You didn't know what happened until
someone came and took the gun from you!
It is better to look like a scared victim than a calculated killer!
I don't know if this works for knives, but I don't see why not. Plus, if I thought someone was trying to kill my son, I would want them dead, not
just ran off to try another day. Here in Florida, you can use your weapon in defense of life or property for yourself or another, and they just
increased the castle doctrine to include your personal space, not just your home.
In other words, you are no longer required to retreat, even if a retreat is available. It is perfectly justifiable to kill someone with your weapon
in defense of yourself or another!
The police may have been correct in the arrest, but hopefully the man will be cleared at trial!