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One thing that I notice frequently on this forum is people starting threads asking "What are the gun laws in this state?" or " Is it okay for me to carry here?"

When these questions get asked it seems that one of the more common responses is "Well some random unnamed cop/ gun store employee/ my concealed carry instructor whose class I took 10 years ago said....."

So I'm wondering how many people here have actually troubled themselves to sit down and read their state's black-letter self-defense laws.
 

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I have. Would be silly not to.
You would think but clearly a lot of people haven't.

I was reading a story on Facebook yesterday. Happened in Virginia two guys met to sell a cell phone and apparently one guy decided to steal the cell phone from the other. So the thief gets the phone turns to run away and the victim of the theft shoots him and kills him. The shooter just got sentenced to seven years in prison for voluntary manslaughter because the shooting wasn't justified.

In the face of insurmountable evidence to the contrary over half the people that responded to that discussion said the shooter was completely in the right to shoot somebody over a property crime and that they would do the same.
 

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I routinely read Arkansas' statutes, and I monitor the case law in my state and circuit.
The fact that you chimed in on this reminded me of a discussion about Colorado gun laws on THR.
One of the moderators in the legal forum stated the Colorado law specifies if you have a firearm in your vehicle it must be carried in plain view. No such law exist in Colorado
 

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I routinely read Arkansas' statutes, and I monitor the case law in my state and circuit.
Case law is important. There was a case in Colorado where a man was arrested and charged with felony menacing because he slapped his hand on his hip or his gun was under his jacket well he was arguing with the man about a debt that the man owed. He wasn't convicted but the amount of hassle that he went through was enough to make me very careful how I interact with people when I'm carrying a gun
 
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