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Old 06-17-2019, 1:55 PM
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Default Redditor CCW Permit Holder: Jury Duty On DGU Case, Defendant Acquitted

You never know what kind of a case you might end up serving on when you report for jury duty. Objections to systemic warts notwithstanding, here an example of a defensive gun use where the jury made a difference.

Originally Posted by redditor "WakaFlockaWombat"
Be forewarned, this is going to be a long post. I recently served on a jury for a second degree murder case that was tried in federal court. Because the case involved defensive use of a firearm [...]
As someone who has carried every day for the past 8 years, this whole experience was pretty eye opening. So much of my focus goes into little issues like bullet grain weight, DA/SA or DAO, which extended slide stop to buy….. I never gave serious thought to what can happen after a shooting as far as the legal side. I just kind of assumed if I was ever put in a deadly force situation, it would be so obvious that I was a good guy acting in the right, and there’s no way I could ever end up in a court room. After this trial I’m not so sure (though I do feel confident I would’ve handled this situation much differently). After that first day of trial, I could barely sleep. I felt so strongly that this guy was being railroaded, and was so relieved when the other jurors agreed during deliberation.
When I got the summons and the very brief case description, I expected the guy to be 100% guilty. After all he’s being charged with murder right? There was a subconscious bias right off the bat just from hearing what they were charging him with! Pair that with the amount of people who have a strong mentally that all defendants are guilty…. It’s kind of scary.
Also just because I know some will be curious, weapon was a Ruger SP101 3” .357 magnum, loaded with Remington Golden Sabers.
Interesting read, very thought-provoking.
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