Down Range Radio #258: The self-defense implications of the Trayvon Martin case

This week, Michael addresses some VERY serious subjects. First, he talks about some of the self-defense implications of the Trayvon Martin case… although it would be wrong to draw conclusions about the case itself, what can we as armed civilians learn from the firestorm of controversy that surrounds the Florida shooting? Then he talks about safety in the wake of his debriefing of a negligent discharge last week… it’s past time to review the 4 rules again!

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Reference Links:

The Michael Bane Blog

Trayvon Martin Shooting Update:
By Orlando Sentinel
By Legal Surrection

Andrew Branca on 10 Ways to Lose your Self-Defense Arguments

Negligent Discharges Described in THE SHOOTING WIRE

GUNSITE/Jeff Cooper’s 4 Rules of Gun Safety (VIDEO)

Dean Speir’s Commentary on the Four Rules of Gun Safety

Commentary on the Four Rules from DefensiveCarry.com Forums

The Music of the Kaiser Chiefs

The Music of Link Wray and His Raymen

3 Responses to Down Range Radio #258: The self-defense implications of the Trayvon Martin case

  1. Pingback: Michael Bane’s thought’s on the Trayvon Martin case | When the Balloon Goes Up!

  2. Utah CCW

    April 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This thing has gotten seriously out of hand.

    The podcast addresses some issues that we should all be aware of. Very good.

  3. CharlesinAtl

    April 4, 2012 at 6:15 am

    MB:
    If you do cover these issues on Best Defense next season, perhaps you could address this issue: How does disparity of force apply when you are a victim of a crime. Lethal force would not normally be justified with two men fighting without weapons over [a girl / football teams/ beer choice / etc.] but what if one is trying to grab the other’s wallet? A strong arm robbery without a weapon is probably a felony but does that matter? One of the older BD scenarios showed a knife response to an attack in an elevator. I think Mike J. acknowledged it was a aggressive response but I wondered about lethal force in that situation. Tough issues.

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