It's not about being afraid of the law. It's about "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law"... I wonder how you would feel about this if it was your butt, life, money, and freedom to own guns on the line?
How quickly Ohioans forget. With the exception of choosing a different username, I haven't been the least bit shy about the fact that I am Dan Sayers. I was involved in the second most publicized wrongful arrest concerning possession of a firearm in 2006. I remember there was a steady flow of people telling me to shutup. I was innocent. I did ZERO wrong on the day in question. They weren't even in their own city, they had no probable cause, they used excessive force, they followed it with coverup and other forms of misconduct... What could I possibly say that could've been used against me? It's just a fear tactic used by those who would be too timid to stand up against bad laws, crooked enforcers, and the like to discourage those who are NOT afraid. It's more shameful than being against the Second Amendment in the first place.
Remember, he didn't discharge his firearm. He didn't even have it loaded. IIRC, unidentified individuals without probable cause forcibly arrested him and confiscated possessions that weren't even in plain sight and followed it up by stating that they could do that and he'd never get them back even with due process. NOTHING he could say would change the many ways what happened to him was Constitutionally illegal under color of law and/or violations of his civil rights. Therefore, the last thing ANY OF US could ever do is suggest for a moment that what happened to him had any merit whatsoever. This includes the shameful act of silencing him for the sole purpose of "protecting" him.
Long time ago, I had a girlfriend whose good intentions were a bit bigger than her brain. I had to tell her something that once it came out of my mouth, I rather enjoyed the way that it sounded: Never superceded MY will for MY sake. Legba has demonstrated that he's aware that "what he says can be used against him in a court of law." Should he choose to speak anyways, that's HIS choice.