Sunday, March 06, 2005

My weekend......Conceal Carry Class & new gun.

Well, I took the Conceal Carry Class on Sat. Didn't really learn much. It was more of a gun safety class than a class that teaches you when you can use your weapon. I guess they really can't tell you because of the legal aspect of it all. They don't want some guy/gal saying; "They told me I could use my gun in that type of situation." And the law really is bias towards the criminals, who don't follow the law away.


See sec. 790 of the FL law covers weapons a carry of a concealed weapon(gun) but has nothing to do w/ the Justifiable Use Of Force. For that we have to turn to sec. 776.

Here read this...

776.012  Use of force in defense of person.--A
person is justified in the use of force, except deadly force, against
another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that
such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another
against such other's imminent use of unlawful force. However, the
person is justified in the use of deadly force only if he or she
reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent
death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to
prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.



776.031 Use of force in defense of others.--A
person is justified in the use of force, except deadly force, against
another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that
such conduct is necessary to prevent or terminate such other's trespass
on, or other tortious or criminal interference with, either real
property other than a dwelling or personal property, lawfully in his or
her possession or in the possession of another who is a member of his
or her immediate family or household or of a person whose property he
or she has a legal duty to protect. However, the person is justified in
the use of deadly force only if he or she reasonably believes that such
force is necessary to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible
felony.


There does that clear things up?

Now just think of all the if, ands, and buts a lawyer could use to make YOU look like the bad guy.

Now what is "deadly force" defined as?

776.06 Deadly force.--

(1) The term "deadly force" means force that is
likely to cause death or great bodily harm and includes, but is not
limited to:

(a) The firing of a firearm in the direction of the
person to be arrested, even though no intent exists to kill or inflict
great bodily harm; and

(b) The firing of a firearm at a vehicle in which the person to be arrested is riding.

(2)(a) The term "deadly force" does not include the
discharge of a firearm by a law enforcement officer or correctional
officer during and within the scope of his or her official duties which
is loaded with a less-lethal munition. As used in this subsection, the
term "less-lethal munition" means a projectile that is designed to
stun, temporarily incapacitate, or cause temporary discomfort to a
person without penetrating the person's body.

(b) A law enforcement officer or a correctional
officer is not liable in any civil or criminal action arising out of
the use of any less-lethal munition in good faith during and within the
scope of his or her official duties.



Oh, and then you have to know what a "Forcible felony" is.


776.08 Forcible felony.-- "Forcible felony" means
treason; murder; manslaughter; sexual battery; carjacking;
home-invasion robbery; robbery; burglary; arson; kidnapping; aggravated
assault; aggravated battery; aggravated stalking; aircraft piracy;
unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or
bomb; and any other felony which involves the use or threat of physical
force or violence against any individual.


On a complete different note I got a new gun today!!

I wasn't planning on getting a new gun today but I remembered there was a gun show today and decided to take my Ruger P90 (.45cal) to the show and see what I could get for it.

Well, I got another Ruger, only in a much smaller caliber.

I traded straight up for a Ruger Mark II target pistol, the NRA edition w/ William Ruger's signature on it.

Some guy offered me $275 for it..........errrrrrrrr no.

Went to another table w/ the Ruger 22 (price tag of $350). Now I only paid $289 for my P90 used, it came to $325 after all the BS tax and fees.

So when I asked if he'd be willing to do trade for the .22 I figured he'd give me like $250 or $300 for the P90 and I'd have to cough up the difference. When he said "I swap ya straight up." I was like HELL YEY!!

Here's a pic of the gun.