I'm pretty sure (depending on the jurisdiction) that even if your attackers aren't armed, if you shot 'em cold and stiff your age and physical condition would be a major consideration for an acquittal. In fact, I'd BET that the majority of jurors would instantly think of their dad and say to themselves:hotntot said:At 65 the best I can do with the stenosis in my back is a moderate walk.I'am not running from anyone.Will a jury take that into consideration?
You know, the father of American Pistolcraft, Jeff Cooper is getting close to be 90 and still writes for various gun magazines (Cooper's Corner Guns & Ammo) as well as answering his mail, personally. I have several letters from him as part of a line of correspondence that I've kept. I can't help but think of the EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE packed into this aging shell.older gunner said:I know that I'm physically a lot less capable now at 71 years young. I also know that I'm going to be more of a target to a BG as I continue to age. However, I think knowing all this makes me more aware. It's the main reason I got a CC permit. It's the reason I'm going to the range more now than I ever did before. I've taken a defensive shooting class so I'll be better prepared for a threat. So, I may be slower and in poorer physical condition, but I'm working to compensate in other ways. If I'm going to be a target, I want to be darn sure I can give some BG the surprise of his life.