unclevlad Posted November 22, 2021 Report Share Posted November 22, 2021 42 minutes ago, Lord Liaden said: I guess what I'm taking from this is, guns can often be a deterrent without shooting an aggressor, but if you're going to draw a firearm, be prepared to use it. If you use it, be prepared to gravely injure or kill your opponent. And be prepared to have your action scrutinized and to be able to justify it. If you aren't prepared for those potential consequences, don't use a gun. And to circle back to the Rittenhouse case, if you're going to *carry* a firearm into a gathering, what does THAT say? When you're, let's face it, a clean-cut white *kid*...does anyone *expect* that you'll actually USE it? Not a skinhead. Not black. Not a strung-out druggie. We don't know how he carried himself with the weapon, but it is reasonable to say that a significant number of adults *won't* be intimidated at all. In fact, it'll be waving a red flag at them..."how dare this punk kid think he can scare ME?" One thing would probably help the Wisconsin firearms law WRT minors...and *shouldn't* raise hackles that much. Very simply: require that when carrying an acceptable firearm, said minor must be accompanied by an adult. If the fundamental standard in law is that a minor *generally* isn't considered competent to judge, in most situations. Well if that's the case, then how can the law not explicitly prohibit an unaccompanied minor from carrying a deadly weapon? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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