The first presentation today is by self-defense attorney George Parnham. Behind every bit of advice is a great story. At the end of his presentation slides, he outlines some “Practical Difficulties that Can Negate Self-Defense:”
- Never, ever carve initials of the deceased into shell casings.
- Never, ever reload.
- When desperation arises, “I thought he was coming at me with a knife.”
I’m waiting for him to get to the point in the slides when he explains the first point. That has to be a good story. I’ll update if he elaborates.
UPDATE: Yep, it’s a good story. Apparently a shrimp boat captain thought his first mate was having an affair with his wife, went over to the house, caught the two, ended up taking a Â shot that ricocheted off his glasses. He returned fire. Good case for self-defense, until he realized they discovered he had first carved the initials of the deceased into his shell casings before heading over there.