Originally Posted by B. Lahey
I need to write an appropriate argument to cite Jeff Cooper in a legal document sometime, that would be awesome.
Jeff Cooper was not a judge. You don't "cite" him, you "quote" him. And, since he was not a lawyer or a judge or a legislator, why would anything he said or wrote be "awesome" in the context of legal writing?
Mas Ayoob is a sworn police officer. Even his writings are a far cry short of authoritative in terms of providing a legal "citation," but they're at least closer than the Colonel's.
[No, I am not dissing Colonel Cooper. I quote him frequently. But he was NOT a source that constitutes a legal citation.]