ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY INPUT
Affiliated Attorney Tim Priebe contacted us last month about an extensive analysis of Colorado’s new law that he had just posted as a blog entry on his www.legal-tactics.com website. If you, like other Colorado gun owners wonder what effect the new law has on you, go to http://www.legal-tactics.com/2013/04/03/new-colorado-gun-law/ and read this in depth blog post. In addition, Tim has a comments section at which he is accepting questions about his blog post, so this could prove a valuable resource.
In light of the timeliness issue, we e-mailed Colorado Network members those links the same week Attorney Priebe brought his blog post to my attention. The positive comments coming back from Network members suggested that not only Colorado members needed the information, but that it would be helpful to members who might travel or do business in the state, as well.
The experience reminded us that many of our Affiliated Attorneys have blogs in their websites, or post discussion points and information on their Facebook pages. An e-mail poll of the affiliates brought the following Internet resources to our attention—
This attorney’s practice addresses uses of force by both law enforcement officers and legally armed citizens. He writes, “The main difference has to do with how the conflict started in the first place. LEOs, of course, normally get in a shooting because of a dispatch, SWAT call-up or with on-scene probable cause. On the other hand, far too many armed citizen conflicts arise because of conflicts between neighbors or related situations. If I were to peg one issue that is extremely problematic for armed citizens it is the ‘stand your ground’ rule. This has been tragically misunderstood and misapplied in far too many situations.
“But the basic law for LE and armed citizens is really the same at the ‘moment of truth’—deadly force may be used in response to a threat to someone’s life (or the threat of grievous bodily injury) that is IMMINENT.”
He comments, “I have been working overtime on the issue of unwarranted gun control on my Facebook page. I use the page to disseminate information about gun control and debate many other issues which are of interest to those that read my articles.
“I think brevity is the soul of wit and as such brevity makes my points for me. After a few posts with the opposing view, I will often correct misnomers, if any, and try to treat the posts and discussion constructively, working towards finding viable solutions. Friend me and engage in the conversation: facebook.com/JTAFirm”
PETER E. TAUSSIG
This California attorney publishes a blog under a pseudonym at http://mudgeonsmusings.blogspot.com
“It contains a good bit of Second Amendment material but it also includes a good many (politically incorrect) items on other subjects,” he tells us.
Attorney Relford also has a book published, but we’ll visit that and other off-line resources in upcoming editions of the journal. For now, you can learn more about it on his Facebook page, as well as a lot of other interesting news and commentary citations.
M. REED MARTZ
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