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I imagine that all gun owners eventually play out in their mind a scenario where they have to take a life in self defense. It is unpleasant to think about, but like many problems in life, it is best considered ahead of time and not in the heat of the moment. Apart from the violence of the incident, we also need to concern ourselves with legalities. It’s important to know the law regarding self defense in your jurisdiction, and mentally rehearse your interactions with responding police.

There are a few different approaches to this. Some people expect to trust the police implicitly. Some people are comfortable going with a short prepared speech to the responding officer. Some people plan to invoke their 5th amendment rights right from the start and not talk to anyone but their lawyer. I cannot tell you which approach is best for you. I am not a lawyer and am not qualified to tell you what to do.

I can, however, tell you unequivocally that following the advice in the video below is absolutely the worst thing you can do in any jurisdiction:

Doing as this man says will PUT YOU ON DEATH ROW. I am so not kidding. This is the most irresponsible, idiotic, insanely stupid legal advice that I’ve ever seen someone give. If this person gives you advice on anything, do the opposite!

Incidentally, if this character ever does get involved in a self defense shooting, he’s probably screwed. Self fulfilling prophesy, I guess.

{ 28 } Comments

  1. Gudis | March 26, 2011 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    This guy’s advice almost seems crazy enough to be an anti-gun plant that they can point to in an effort to make the rest of us look bad. That said, he’s probably just some fucking idiot who thinks he’s giving good advice.

  2. Sean D Sorrentino | March 26, 2011 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Wouldn’t it just be a whole lot easier to just call the police and tell them that you shot a home invader? John Malkovich even talked about California’s “Home Invasion” Law on SNL

  3. pdb | March 26, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Yes, but that’s what a sane person would think.

  4. mikeb302000 | March 26, 2011 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Deny it all you want, but that guy represents a good percentage of the gun owners in America. I was laughing out loud at 6:00 minutes.

  5. pdb | March 26, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Oh, speaking of insane people…

  6. Shelley Rae | March 26, 2011 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I really think this is a joke

  7. karrde | March 26, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    What the…is he talking about destroying evidence?

  8. SiGraybeard | March 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    That’s just remarkable. It has to be a joke. Nobody would really get on YouTube and say something like that seriously, right? Right??

  9. Tam | March 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Shelley Rae,

    I really think this guy is a joke

    Fixed that for you. ;)

  10. ScottM | March 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    There is a guy in the grip of mental illness or really, really stupid. Or both.

  11. pdb | March 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Deny it all you want, but that guy represents a good percentage of the gun owners in America. I was laughing out loud at 6:00 minutes.

    Actually, the difference is instructive! As we can see, when people notationally on one side spread untruths and old wives tales, they get unanimously and loudly corrected by their side. When the other side gets caught in a lie, they get appointed head of the BATFE or awarded the Bancroft prize.

  12. Tam | March 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Sweet zombie Jesus, this video is one of a series!

  13. Jake | March 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    The first time a body shows up at the bottom of that embankment, this guy is going to death row unless he has an airtight alibi – whether he actually had anything to do with it or not. I wonder how long until some enterprising young detective sees this and starts checking that spot?

    Sweet zombie Jesus, this video is one of a series!

    Part of me is tempted to find it just to see how bad the rest of it is. Fortunately, it’s a very small part.

  14. guffaw | March 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    OH…MY…GOD! Who IS this clown?

  15. Jennifer | March 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    And now they’ve found the guy to pin every unsolved murder on in the county. They’ll get through that box of unsolved cases in no time!

  16. perlhaqr | March 27, 2011 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    Tam: At the very beginning, he says this is video number twenty. Jesus christ.

  17. mikeb302000 | March 27, 2011 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    pdb, That’s pretty funny about how your side engages in the fraternal correction thing.

    Another thing you’re really good at is exaggerating. Where in the video did he condone a “put you on death row” kinda offense?

  18. pdb | March 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    pdb, That’s pretty funny about how your side engages in the fraternal correction thing.

    Well, it’s happening right before your eyes. What about it do you find funny?

    Where in the video did he condone a “put you on death row” kinda offense?

    Did you miss the part where he was telling people to BAG UP AND DISPOSE OF A BODY after shooting them? It would be rather hard to sustain a claim of self defense after such an action. This is a rather stupid claim to make, even for you.

    Incidentally, got any data or evidence that this guy represents “a good percentage of the gun owners in America”? As we’ve seen from the comments here and at Tam’s, he obviously does not.

  19. Firehand | March 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Of course he doesn’t; it’s just what he believes/wants others to believe so he throws it out.

  20. TM | March 28, 2011 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Maybe this is just a paid advertisement for Husky contractor bags? Those things are awesome!

  21. Boyd | March 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    I found this off a link at

    This guy is a monkeywrencher.

    If screwing the firearms community is not his intent then 1- Intent doesn’t matter the result is the same. AND 2- We need to find out who helps him work the computer thing and camera dealie and make them stop. Seriously.

  22. Speakertweaker | March 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    This is a perfectly good instructional video…

    … if you are a member of the Mafia, and/or prefer the cozy confines – for lack of better expression – of prison for the remainder of your natural life.

    It’s hard to believe this guy isn’t serious. I think he’s just that stupid. I pray he’s not some sort of instructor.

    Wonder what it would take to get Correia to do a fisking on this!


  23. Marco | March 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Hunnh. I was always taught to soak the body in lye in a bathtub and separate into chunks with a large knife–then remove the toilet from the floor so that you can access the large hole to the sewer for disposal of the softened pieces. Bleach was supposed to get rid of DNA evidence and, if necessary, I was supposed to do a cross-wise wrist-cut suicide attempt to cover the area(s) with my own blood.

    Isn’t that how it’s done these days? Maybe I’m behind the times …


  24. mike w. | March 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    There’s no way this is a serious video….good lord I hope it’s a joke.

  25. Tam | March 29, 2011 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Does he look like a man who is capable of telling a joke?

  26. Terence | March 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    You could probably have a whole blog that did nothing posted a goofy gun related youtube video every day. I don’t think you’d ever run out.

    I think you should do this.

  27. mike w. | March 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Tam – Unfortunately no. I’m now curious what’s in the other 19 videos he’s done but at the same time I’m not sure I want to subject myself to that level of stupid.

  28. Chuck | March 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    If you want to be sent to prison and have a civil suit filed on you, follow this DA advice. He gives gun owners a bad name.

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