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I went to see a lawyer today for an initial consultation, both for financial stuff and for representation on any other issues that might arise.

Side note: some parts of downtown St. Louis gave me indication I should have been carrying an AK, and had someone riding shotgun. In some areas, the distance between nice office buildings and Beirut-looking neighborhoods is about, oh, maybe 20 feet.

I was carrying as usual, but well concealed. I had emailed him previously and specified that if his office didn't allow weapons, we would have to meet elsewhere. He replied by email that he carries every day, and understands why I choose to carry also.

After we sat down for the consultation, the first question out of his mouth was, "So what's your every-day carry?"

I told him, and then I guessed he was probably a 1911 man. "Yes, that's my main carry", he says, although he also likes Glocks and AK's.

While we were waiting for his partner to read some documents, he spoke to my wife about how to respond to police questioning if I am involved in a shooting, i.e., say nothing other than she wants to speak to her lawyer, regardless of the pressure from the police to speak to them immediately.

A couple hours into the meeting, he removes his suit jacket, and I get a glimpse of a leather double-mag carrier on his left hip.

It felt good to see someone else who was committed to resisting evil, should it unexpectedly come our way.

It felt good to not be treated like a pariah for carrying and believing in self-defense.

It felt good to hear my wife get solid legal advice from a professional, advice which mirrored my own but has more credibility with her since it came from him.

It felt good to freely talk with someone who actively supports gun rights, and who exercises those rights daily.

It felt good to be around another legally-armed citizen who is one of the good guys.

It felt good for someone to appreciate the fact that I was armed, and fully support that right. That's the way it ought to be, all the time, and everywhere.

Strangely enough, during the entire meeting, no shots were fired, and no one was injured. :rolleyes:

It felt really good being armed as we walked back to the vehicle, and then tried to find our way out of that road-construction cesspool that is sometimes referred to as downtown St. Louis.

Sometimes life is good. :yup:




(Except for the traffic. :thumbsdown:)
 

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nice, does he pratice in WA also?
 

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Wait til you get his bill that will be the deciding factor LOL,I really think more people that never thought of being armed in the past are realising the world isn't the same as it was 20 or 30 years ago.
 

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:hand10: Grady! Very Cool!
 

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Actually a Taurus Judge would probably be a pretty good "office gun!" :hand10:
 

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A good Lawyer should be a part of everyone’s survival plan.
 

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That is one possible option, but I would suggest you pack BBQ sauce in your bag.
 

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A good Lawyer should be a part of everyone’s survival plan.
I couldn't agree more. :hand10:

Grady, congrats on finding a barrister that "gets it". You are most fortunate. :bier:

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Grady:

So, is he competent in the area of self-defense and the use of deadly force?

Does he have a strong track record of defending and winning self-defense cases involving the use of deadly force?

How did you go about vetting this attorney?

How did you ensure his qualifications met your approval?

I would like to hear about some of your thinking and your steps, in these areas.
 

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A good Lawyer should be a part of everyone’s survival plan.


Very VERY true. If you use a weapon for self defense...whether at home and especially CCW, a lawyer who you know defends such actions is always best to have. One that you have met with before he is needed and knows your needs and is willing and able to fulfill them.

A consulting fee is money well spent.
 

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Anyone every notice, when you go to a court house, lawyers don't go through the metal detectors? :confused: at least around here they don't.

My old lawyer use to carry a little 32 auto all the time? weird!!

Glad you found a decent lawyer:congrats:
 

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Anyone every notice, when you go to a court house, lawyers don't go through the metal detectors? :confused: at least around here they don't.

My old lawyer use to carry a little 32 auto all the time? weird!!

Glad you found a decent lawyer:congrats:
I have a friend who is an assistant DA (prosecuter).

She decided she wanted a carry permit. three days later she had it in her hand. The .gov KNOWS she is a target and the local guys have strongly suggested she carry 24/7. Thankfully, now she does.

The rules are slightly different for them. But considering she averages 3 credible death threats a month...
 

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I also visited my "go to" lawyer for the first time last month. We talked for about an hour --- no charge. He led the charge in the state legislature to allow concealed-carry in the state of Kansas a few years ago, and has the first permit issued by the state.

Having a lawyer on hand is a must ... having one who is knowledgeable about criminal law, 2nd Amendment rights, and self-defense issues is paramount.

-Seawolf
 

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Seawolf1956...where in kansas was this lawyer located what was his name.....can you pm the info.... I to live in Kansas and would love one thats on my side......thanks
 

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I was so hoping you were gonna say he was carrying a Taurus Judge
I'm sure there are a lot of lawyers with a judge or two in their back pocket.

Grady, glad you found a lawyer you are comfortable with. At least you know that he practices personal defense himself and not just blowing smoke to make a buck.
 
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