Legal Advice

In a context you can understand!

Andrew Branca is an attorney who does an excellent job of explaining gun and self defense issues. He has a post regarding the idiot who walked in to a Missouri WalMart armed with an AR-15 and equipped with body armor. Mr. Branca does a pretty good job of covering the issues. He points out that this is not a Second Amendment case. Here’s what he has to say, at the link:

I am not an attorney. I’m just a broke down old narc. Some people accuse me of being deliberately provocative. I guess that is one way of looking at it. There is another side. My experience as a cop tells me that there is a segment of the population that will never understand Mr. Branca’s advice. It skates right over their head.

That’s where I come in. I am trying to put Mr. Branca’s common sense advice into terms that these folks can understand. Here goes:

The founders decided that man has an inalienable right to possess a firearm. Society imposes an obligation on man to exercise discretion in exercising that right.

This tracks with a gift, to man, from God. God gave man a penis. In most cases, where man goes so goes his penis. This is expected and accepted. It is also an expectation of society that man will be discrete in displaying his penis. It is unacceptable to wield the one eyed monster in a manner calculated to alarm, harass, or embarrass.

It is probably a good rule of thumb not to wave your penis or firearm around with abandon. The late R Lee Emery demonstrates the concept.

In either case, size does matter.