When you are holding a pistol properly with arms extended, the end of the pistol barrel is not much farther away from your body than a short barrel shotgun or rifle’s would be. In an adrenaline situation, I would rather have a shoulder stock, pistol grip, and foregrip to steady my aim then just two outstreached hands on a pistol. It’s a little bit easier to carry around two 30 round magazines on an AR, than it is to do the same for a pistol. Just food for thought.
July 14, 2013 at 4:48pm
I believe the argument being presented is that Isaac and Corbitt were both victims of World. (I am not saying I believe or agree with any of this). Isaac is claiming he was kidnapped and forced to accompany World to Corbitt’s apartment. World kicks down Corbitt’s door, Corbitt doesn’t know that Isaac is forced there against his will, and is prepared to shoot both of them. Since Isaac has done nothing wrong, and fears for his life, he shoots Corbitt.
So, it isn’t quite as cut and dry as “SYG during the commission of a crime?… I don’t think so!” Instead the Judge needs to prove Isaac was committing a crime by accompanying World to the burglary. If that can’t be proven, then Isaac stands a chance to have the shooting ruled as self-defense. I hope that doesn’t happen. If it does, all anybody would have to do is get a partner to commit robberies. Then if/when things go sour, shoot the real victim, and the partner in crime, and claim the whole thing wasn’t their fault. Let’s pray this judge has some common sense and Justice prevails.