Imagine you were involved in a shooting and you were being asked this by a prosecutor. What would your answer be ??
Sure. If it's good enough for LEO's (and in fact is the ammunition of choice in the county I live in for LEOs), then it is certainly deemed acceptable by the standards of the law. It is issued by the Sheriff and by every Police agency in my county, therefore I would ask a prosecutor if they would insinuate that it's some sort of uber duper wonder bullet when they are talking to Cops.But isn't that jacketed hollow-point ammunition ??
I refuse to fight!It's negotiate,or leave me alone! (actually,I handload about everything with max or close Speer Gold Dot.If I can't legally defend myself using the best I know of,maybe I should be locked away so someone else can protect me.)
"Yes, I picked the most powerful and devastating round that I could handle reliably, and carried as much ammunition in the biggest pistol I could conceal.So you intentionally picked the most devastating ammunition available to you ?? Why ?? And please remind the court of your caliber of choice.
Well said, even if it isn't lawyerly =P"Yes, I picked the most powerful and devastating round that I could handle reliably, and carried as much ammunition in the biggest pistol I could conceal.
My P90 is in .45 ACP and was fully loaded with a full magazine and one round in the chamber. My spare magazine was full of FMJs as well, just in case someone was firing at me from light cover.
Why, you ask? As I stated, I picked what would STOP someone who was trying to kill me, my family, or other innocents as quickly as possible. It was not my intention or hope to kill the attacker. If I had wished to do that, I wouldn't have stopped firing when he ceased aggression, nor would I have called 911 and requested an ambulance!"
*OOC - I currently carry a P90 loaded with 230gr Remington Golden Saber, but hopefully, by this time next year, I'll be upgrading to a double stack full framed PO 1911 with a full mag of 230gr HST.
I would also like to have a lawyer help me phrase something like:
"I would like to remind the court that I had the LEGAL RIGHT to kill the attacker the moment he displayed deadly force to any innocent party. Making any attempt to spare, and even save his life, is far more than I was obligated to do. I did so because I did not want him to die."
Again, I would have my defense help me phrase that better.
(*OOC = Out Of Character, a means of setting aside the phrase from the rest of the dialog to be directed at the reader, not the other party in the hypothetical discussion)