Originally Posted by Dr. Gigglepants
I took the CCW course in MO and our instructor told us that MO is a stand your ground state. The attorney that taught our course was heavily involved in crafting the CCW legislation for the state so I'm going to go with what I was told.
that's interesting. I've been carrying for....maybe 6/7 years...so I took a class a long time ago. did you take a course recently?
our instructor made it very clear, no matter how clear cut the situation seems, you kill someone, there's a chance the jury won't see it your way. that sucks, but that's the way it is.
we were taught...don't pull it out unless you're ready and willing to kill someone. putting it so bluntly....it's a sobering thought.
I don't believe I'd have shot that kid....but....if he was beating me down so bad that I was truly afraid he was gonna kill me....if I thought I was gonna be beat unconscious....I guess I'd have to...
what a sickening story. I think a lot of it boils down to....WHO was screaming for help? they will find out.