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Have you ever read YOUR State's firearms/self defense laws?

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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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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
Yes - and some lawyers will argue that (in the US) case law is functionally the only law. As case law is how statutory/codified law is interpreted - which may, may not, be the intent of the authors of the (statutory/codified) law. YMMV.
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