Do you think the "sound" of a .357 could get you in trouble?

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  1. MarccraM

    MarccraM

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    One of my common carry guns is a S&W MP 340. Unlike many I do carry it loaded with .357's.

    For some bizarre reason I always wonder, if I was every forced to use it "inside" a building or something and there were bystanders (of course God forbid), would I run the risk of some crazy liability where someone sues me because they claim loss of hearing or something? :wow:
    Does a judge say "you should have used something quieter"?


    I realize this question isnt easily answered beyond a courtroom and of course anyone can sue for anything, but just looking for some opinions...
     
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  2. BhamGlock

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    Yep, I agree with you. That is a bizarre thing to worry about! :whistling:
     

  3. bac1023

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    Not to worry.

    I can't imagine that being an issue.
     
  4. 1108VA

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    That would be the last thing to worry about in a deadly force situation
     
  5. Smoker

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    All of these forums are loaded with what if's, personally I think that all of us keep our heads screwed on straight in regards to the use of your weapon and stay sharp with the proper use of it, the chances of ever finding out are very slim. If there were figures out there to come up with a formula to cover all of this would be the real answer. JMO..
     
  6. g34tackdriver

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    I'd rater defend myself from a courtroom than the morgue. Also, you could argue that you saved their live as well, ruined their F'ING hearing but saved their life.. $.02
     
  7. sigcalcatrant

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    Why worry about something you have no control over? If the choices are, "Shoot and live", or, "Don't shoot and die", shoot,... and let the chips fall where they may.
     
  8. striker6126

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    I think someone who would sue for hearing damage would sue regardless of your caliber choice.
     
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    Don't forget littering and property damage!
     
  10. CharlestonG26

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    I've carried for years and have never even thought about "noise" liability. My primary concern is for my personal security and the security of my family.

    However, if anyone is "forced" to use their gun, they can't automatically assume that no attempt will be made for criminal prosecution. Also, given our litigious society...I don't think it would be completely out of the realm of reality for a bystander to "pile on" with a civil action.

    As an old fried (who is a very experienced firearms instructor) frequently says, "Tremendous potential liability is carried with every bullet fired out of your gun".
     
  11. Cobra64

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    What are you saying?? I can't quite hear you. This ringing in my ears........ :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::supergrin:
     
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  14. Bill Lumberg

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    Wow. You're overthinking things a bit. Everyone's going to be deaf for a little bit if you're forced to defend your life and have no other option but to shoot. No notable difference between yours or another gun going off. Hearing damage allegations are the least of your worries.
     
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    You might be suing yourself. It will be awhile before you can hear anything if you use it in a closed room. I once fired a 357 in a deep gully out in Texas without hearing protection. Sure hurt my ears for awhile afterward. LOL
     
  16. NEOH212

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    +1 on that. But, in this litigious society, I wouldn't put it past people.
     
  17. Novocaine

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    I like that judge. "You should've used something quieter dammit! Guitar string would've worked just fine!”
     
  18. Catswold

    Catswold God rules all!

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    Ah! And even worse, violation of the EPA regulations on the proper disposal of toxic and or hazardous waste (lead).:rofl:
     
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    Plan on being in court.
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    Look up the legal doctrine of "transferred intent," this should ease your mind about such situations. Basically, it states that if you were legally correct in shooting someone in self-defense then anyone else hit by the bullet has no recourse against you, since you were justified in the shooting.