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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Rob_Mob, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. knifeleather

    knifeleather Sheathmaker Extraordinaire

    Jul 14, 2012
    15-20 ft. That's if the pistol is holstered.

    Correct. In texas you can walk around holstered (with a CC permit) but if you draw that weapon (without justification) you have just illegally threatened with deadly force. I read nothing indicating he was justified to pull the pistol in the first place. Nor that he had a CC permit.
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  2. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Great points, knifeleather.
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  3. MattinLA


    May 31, 2006
    The son reminds me of Danny McBride, its good to let the rest of America know that California is more than hippies and Antifa now and again....we got people that fight over mattresses!

    Now I'm gonna watch a little...

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  4. JackTheKnifeGuy

    JackTheKnifeGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2017

    Cmon man don't insult Danny like that. lol
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  5. Phixt


    May 28, 2016
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  6. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2017
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  7. JackTheKnifeGuy

    JackTheKnifeGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2017
    (Random thought)
    I think I know why you posted this here..
    You want Jerry and the crew to make an INFI shield!!

    Call it HHS
    Or just H.H
    Would go great with the models released this year. :thumbsup:
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  8. Rob_Mob


    Oct 16, 2013
    Please share and if your view goes against the current grain, even more so please share. Safe space and no judgment. I’m genuinely looking for as many different views on this as I can get.
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  9. Rob_Mob


    Oct 16, 2013
    You saw right though me — I’ve been needing a HHS to accompany my HHFSH ;)
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  10. MattinLA


    May 31, 2006
    Always try a to find a less than lethal solution to a problem...


    (actually he's pretty dang lethal)
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  11. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    This is the correct analysis, IMO. My specialty is civil litigation and my criminal practice has been limited to white collar defense, but I also used to carry and did a lot of reading on justification/use of force law as part of that. Pistol-packer brandished a deadly weapon by drawing and displaying; he instantly created an unjustified threat of death/SBI to the eventual victim/his wife and kids. Anyone perceiving the situation would, in most US jurisdictions, have been within their rights to shoot him dead at the moment he began brandishing. Ditto for the shotgun brandishing son.

    The threats and movement towards the pistol/shotgun creating a dangerous situation for those already lawfully killable are legally irrelevant — they created the situation by threatening death/SBI without justification. They cannot legally claim fear for their lives/SBI because the person they claim was a threat to them was allowed to not only threaten them but to use deadly force against them.

    None of that matters practically-speaking. Being legally correct and dead makes you no less dead.
  12. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Thanks Dr. Lecter. I thought the same thing. If I’m standing there and Jed and Jethro approach with firearms in hand, I’m thinking bullets might soon be flying. Like I read and stated from the law in my home state - Virginia defines weapon brandishing as “causing fear” in another person. PS: Love your films.
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  13. Rob_Mob


    Oct 16, 2013
    Thanks everyone for the responses — after thinking about this all weekend and considering all the variables — I’m currently of the following position:

    Due to our uncertainty as to the father/son’s motivations. The evidence shows that they negligently escalated the situation by brandishing firearms in a public place over materials that were not of their concern (i.e not their personal property). They ended up killing as an aggressive actor approached them as a result of a situation that they essentially created for themselves (e.g baiting an aggressor). They showed no sign of fear for their lives until “possibly” the last second before they fired. Up to that point they willfully avoided deescalating while engaging in a clear act of instigation.

    I believe the most they should be charged with is 2nd degree murder. This is due to the lack of premeditation and due to a lack of a plausible “heat of passion” (given their calm demeanor and the fact that they created this situation while illegally brandishing a weapon). Furthermore, there was clearly a lack of concern for human life.

    Obviously all parties involved were beyond stupid. Not a single person here is without some degree of guilt and moronic behavior. Like others have said, the real victims here are the children, friends, and family of the parties involved. This is where I’m currently at now. Thank you all!
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  14. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    It's just trash talking, and it was pretty clear the fat man with the handgun recognized it as such.

    And what about the son with the shotgun? Finishing the guy off with a shotgun blast after he'd already been shot twice with a handgun?

    Also, the guy with the gun was just a world class a-hole. Next time a "stand your ground" law is debated, this video is going to be exhibit A on why it's a bad idea. If those laws make some thickhead think he can say "if you come within three feet of me, I'll shoot you," and then do it, it's a pretty powerful argument against the laws. (That's not the way the law works, but this guy seemed to think it was. And that's why we can't have nice things.)
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  15. DrBuzzKill

    DrBuzzKill Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 26, 2016
    I agree with Dr. Lecter's reasoning. Murder appears to be an appropriate charge.

    I am no lawyer, but I am a firearms instructor and have been carrying concealed for >16 years. I'm familiar with what one can/can't do (legally) versus what one should/shouldn't do in relation to civilian use of deadly force in self-defense. The presence of firearms "in hand" constituted an unjustified threat of deadly force use, and negates the shooters' claim of self-defense for the reason Dr. Lecter indicated.

    I think the standard which will (and should) apply in this case is how a 'reasonable person' would have behaved in this set of circumstances. The dead guy was verbally abusive/aggressive/making death threats, but the shooters could have (should have) just retreated to their domicile -- they weren't forcibly restrained from doing so -- they were armed and could still defend themselves should the aggressor follow them/physically attack them on their own property. Instead, they chose to stand there and 'push the guy's buttons' until he acted (I think the video shows he threw a baseball bat at the dad), and then they lit him up. The "no duty to retreat/stand your ground" doesn't mean that you shouldn't retreat ... and that would have been a reasonable thing to do (in my opinion). That the dad & son didn't just return to their house indicates (to me) their desire to continue -- or to escalate -- the confrontation in spite of their outwardly calm demeanor.
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  16. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    It looked to me like those two guys wanted trouble and were trying to provoke it. Who knows what the history between these three is? This event was probably the culmination of a long-term series of interactions. They probably knew exactly what kind of a person this guy was, and knew exactly how to provoke him. Throwing the mattress out was probably another test of 'lets see how far we can push this guy'. If baseball bat guy didn't react this time, I bet the two gun guys would have kept trying different things until he did.
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  17. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Under the circumstances, this is totally inappropriate and in bad taste:

    But the only clip from The Godfather I could find was too long and you could barely hear the part about "going to the mattresses."
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  18. Rob_Mob


    Oct 16, 2013
    Lmao — this will certainly do
  19. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006

    From a legal standpoint, under Texas law, if the shirtless gentlemen provoked the angry guy, they forfeited their right to "stand their ground," and their use of force was not legally justified unless they had tried to abandon the encounter but the angry guy pursued them. That pretty clearly wasn't the case here.

    Also, under Texas law, unless the white-haired shirtless gentleman had a concealed handgun license, he could not legally take a handgun off his own premises unless directly en route to his car. And if he was unlawfully carrying the handgun, and he sought "an explanation from or a discussion with" the angry guy regarding their differences, his use of force was legally unjustified.

    And regardless of the "stand your ground" law, the shirtless gentleman's use of force was unlawful unless they reasonably believed it was necessary to to prevent the angry guy's use or attempted use of unlawful force. I don't think coming within three feet of him meets that standard.

    The law might be different in Colorado:

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  20. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Every member here seems to be in agreement. Reasonable people, like us will find Jed and Jethro guilty of a pretty stiff charge. The’re going to (not) occupy an important level in the prison hierarchy. Killing a guy over a mattress. An interesting weekend. And an interesting upcoming week with the Kavanaugh accuser’s testimony on Thursday.
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