This is a discussion on Modified Weapons and Civil or Criminal Defense within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by MitchellCT Further... As I read what you have posted, it is likely any answer I could reply with will either be insufficient ...
Mitchell: Of course you are right. However, the hard truth of the matter is you are really, really right. The vast majority of people have very little to no knowledge of how the system really works. Beyond a reasonable doubt/preponderance of the evidence? They do not have a clue. What is or is not evidentiary is far beyond the abilities of most. Understanding the nuances, and hazards, of an affirmative defense is asking a lot of the average person. I do however, applaud you for still fighting the good fight and trying to educate members of the forum. I do pick up on your frustration, but for what it is worth, you bring a dimension that is really needed in this environment.
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While I agree with you 100% on this topic, you may as well leave it alone. Too many suburban rambo's want their EDC tricked out to the max so they can come on gun sites and show off tons of pics to their interwebz buddies about how much they spent on their piece. They got the coolest laser light, most expensive night sights etc. Dumb as dumb can be in my honest opinion.
I will add, while on the subject, night sights are the biggest joke and waste of money when thinking about a SD situation such as a home invasion in the middle of the night. If we are talking reality and not some comic book, fantasy scenerio.
I've done some reading into my state and county case law and have consulted two attorney friends of mine who have given me pretty solid guidance as to my original question. What they advised is likely not relevant or accurate for anyone living outside my county, so I'll withhold their comments from this thread.
What I will say, however, is that the discussion taking place here has been very helpful. There are clearly numerous perspectives and interpretations, all of which simply represent the varying jurisdictions in which we reside.
My biggest takeaway from this thread were the various points of view presented, which gave me great questions and conversation starters when I actually sat down with an attorney to discuss my particular concerns.
There is no right answer; in fact, should I ever be in a situation where I am involved in a self defense shooting, everything I've been advised could go out the window, because juries are unpredictable. But the point of conversations and forums like this is not to arrive at the answer, but to expose oneself to the many perspectives and experiences that are out there.
Could this topic ever devolve to worrisome dithering at some point?
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some ppl here wanna play lawyers but nobody show me yet a case ,when some one got convicted for having a MOd carry gun ...
Back on topic people.
This isnt about lawyers, its about mods on guns used in self defense.
Quit the petty bickering already and get back on track.
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