Killing a bad guy will cost you time and money…You will have to hire an attorney. And no…those free lawyers that you got from joining the “Good Guys With Guns Association” are not what I would want if I was charged with a crime.
Yep, just yesterday (might have been the day before) in Big Springs, Texas of all places, a guy had his car stolen from a gas station. He thought his child might have been in the car so he jumped into a family member’s car and gave pursuit. The thief shot at him. He shot back and killed the puke. Now the guy is in jail charged with murder. God bless America. — jtl, 419
by Gabe Suarez in GABE SUAREZ ARTICLES, PISTOL GUNFIGHTING
Lessons learned from 15 years in Law Enforcement and from analysing many private citizen gunfights. Feel free to disagree, but do so not from the emotional desire to be Captain America, but from a practically driven, thought out position.
RULES FOR ENGAGEMENT (OR NOT)
1). Mind your own business. And that includes the “be a good witness” thing too. Unless it shocks the consciousness of humanity, it has nothing to do with you…stay out of it. Feel free to make the anonymous call if you wish, but that is the extent. And “shocks humanity” will be quite clear and obvious, such as women and children being killed right now”.
Yes, I know…I know…”for evil to triumph”, etc. But this is the USA in 2014. Think it over and measure the cost.
2). If #1 is not sufficiently clear, here is #2: Mind your own f*ing business. Killing a bad guy will cost you time and money.
You will have to hire an attorney. And no…those free lawyers that you got from joining the “Good Guys With Guns Association” are not what I would want if I was charged with a crime. Been-there-done-that. I want the best I can afford. The best, not a bargain I got from some gun club.
As well it will cost you time away from work and family when you have to go play the court game. In criminal as well as civil. And don’t forget the reality (as much as the Dudley Do-Rights of society want to ignore it) you don’t get to kill the thug and have his family forget you. Some will want to take up the matter with you some years later…outside of court. You ready to deal with them, suddenly, a decade later? So ask yourself if saving the stranger from the other stranger is worth it to you…or if it is not.
3). Unless victims have already been killed (as in Virginia Tech, or Fort Hood) , or its obvious even to the village idiot that this will happen in the next moment – MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
I recall a discussion with a very cold hearted but extremely practical old detective. he had shot twenty seven bad guys in his career – “TWENTY SEVEN”. He said that it was a difficult matter to convince people that you had prevented a wanton slaughter by killing the bad guy. But once the bad guy had shot someone, you could do whatever you wanted to.
I leave that for you to judge on its own merit, but I suspect that, all race card issues aside, Zimmerman would not have been dealt such a harsh hand if he’d killed Adam Lanza rather than Treyvon Martin. As Musashi would have said, “Consider this deeply”.
4). If you are there with your family, then even in an event of mass slaughter of innocents, your prime directive is to get yours to safety. Once they are truly safe, you may feel free to go back in and save the still living victims. I would. Harsh? Yes it is, and it should be. Who reading this would sacrifice one of their children for building filled with strangers?
5). If you find yourself in #3 type situations, it helps immensely if you are NOT a Pillsbury Doughboy who is going to run into oxygen debt from putting a hasty tactical plan into action, or flatlines from excitement. There is no free lunch here and your custom street carry will not make up for you being in poor condition. The physically fit are harder to kill, and conversely, better at killing.
6). Have a lawyer on retainer you can call. Not the freebie from the “Dudley Do Right Shooting School”, the guy that will cost you $25,000. Does anyone think OJ did not kill his wife and that Michael Jackson didn’t have sex with little boys? Of course they did, but they were acquitted because they did not use a cheap lawyer, they used the best.
Not ready to spend at least $25,000? Then, as I said, mind your own business!
7). Yes it costs money. Everything of value costs money. If you needed an operation to save your life would you want an Obamacare veterinarian, or the world’s best neuro-surgeon? It will cost all you have. So here is the deal…either go earn some so you can be truly protected or adhere to #1 no matter what.
8). Get your mind right about how you will act and what you will say after the fact. For getting your mind right, and handling the after action events, read my article “Your Feelings” and study the DVD “MIND SET – A Lecture On The Three Phases Of The Gunfight“.
Its easy to say, “The lawyer on Youtube said to say nothing”, but that is a guarantee that you will in fact be listed as a suspect and arrested. Follow the money. What does the lawyer want? Why, to make money of course. Thus the suggestion to complete silence.
I know of a case where a man who acted properly spent a year in jail because he clammed up when asked, “What happened?” by the police. If you can’t keep your wits about you after the fact and say the right things, then do yourself a favor – don’t even carry a weapon. All questions are answered in Combat Mindset DVD.
9). In some cases, specially overseas, a change in jurisdictions may be a good idea before you are served with anything. Nobody is saying to shoot and run, but the objective is for you to live a long, happy and prosperous life. And that may mean making some changes quickly in some cases….have a plan for that as well. Nobody is your friend at such times.
10). If there is any doubt, there is no doubt – MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View edited by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume
Murray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”
This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.
The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.
As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.
However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.
The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.
The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.