spartan

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The SYG laws were in response to the concept of duty to retreat. People were getting killed and severely injured as they were not legally allowed to defend themselves. In that regard they are a natural and IMO fair response.

The problem funny enough is, IMO, caused by people (especially attorneys + DA’s) who don’t agree with SYG. What? Yes I know it sounds odd, but they were very quick to prosecute people who pulled their firearms and DID NOT USE THEM. Their argument was that if you were in fear for your life/bodily harm you would have used the weapon. Since you did not, you could not really have been in fear for you life, therefore SYG does not apply and therefore you go to jail.

In my CCW class eons ago, we were specifically told and taught NOT to draw your firearm unless you have every intention of using it. And if you did draw it, use it, because if you don’t you run a very high risk of being arrested.