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Old November 16, 2012, 06:19 PM   #12
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by publius
...Absolutely she was justified, you have to assume that a person who does this is a rapist...
Why does one have to assume that? Do you have any evidence that one has to assume that? Do you have any evidence that most exhibitionists are also rapists? In fact, I believe that is not true.

This woman might indeed get a pass on this, primarily because prosecutors have discretion; and a prosecutor would probably rather avoid the controversy. But in general, displaying a gun in a threatening manner will get one into hot water unless he can justify it by demonstrating a reasonable fear of death or grave bodily injury.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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