Defensive? Not so clear. See the way the perp keeps inching toward the armed citizen? I would have reacted much more severely to that. (In my own DGU in 2009, my reaction to the same conduct was to throw my phone down, stop withdrawing, and adopt a much more aggressive demeanor. He is much too close already.) All of this hinges on whether initial presentation is justified, and of course what state you are in.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A video sent to KRQE News 13 by a viewer shows an armed man holding another man, suspected of hitting a bicyclist and fleeing, at gunpoint until police arrive.
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David R. Duringer, JD, LL.M, is a concealed firearm instructor and tax lawyer specializing in business and estate planning; licensed to practice law in the states of California and Washington. He is managing shareholder at Protective Law Corporation, serving Southern California from its Laguna Hills (Orange County) headquarters and satellite offices in San Diego County (Coronado and Carlsbad).
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