Morgan wrote:We are discussing the VA incident hypothetically for Texas. He believes that if the guy with the gun had it on him, and used it, that would be immediate. But he doesn't believe that once he left the store, "immediately" is impossible.
I agree with this.alvins wrote:If i could get out of the building. im not going to run back in with my gun period. I would call 911 and be a good witness,
HankB wrote:I agree with this.alvins wrote:If i could get out of the building. im not going to run back in with my gun period. I would call 911 and be a good witness,
By the time one goes outside, retrieves a weapon, and goes back inside, there are too many things that can go wrong - including arrival of the police who won't know you're one of the good guys, and probably wouldn't care much if they did. Sorry, but I'm under no illusions that I'm a cop, and I'm not going to willingly hazard my life or my freedom for anyone except family.
TexasCajun wrote:If you shoot someone, you will be arrested and booked; and the case will at least go to the grand jury. The only way that the case wouldn't go to the grand jury is if the DA felt there was enough compelling evidence to go to trial without the endictment. Since the county DA is an elected position, not a one of them in Texas would allow a shooter to walk without some process involved. Even if it's crystal clear to everyone even remotely involved, the DA will let the grand jury do the dirty work.