Thank you for a good layout of the proceedings. Hope to hear more as the case develops. It appears from what is stated that the judge is trying to give a fair hearing. What is known about the judge's stand on gun rights? Have you looked into that?
Mr. Chapin: "THE IDEA IS THAT IT'S BETTER TO HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT DEAL WITH THESE ISSUES."
Did he say "idea" or did you mean to type "ideal"?
If it's "idea," then I say, how can you expect a PO to be there in the three seconds that you need to arm your weapon? 911 is out of the question if your time to defend yourself is immediate. Unless you have practiced repeatedly under duress, I don't think anyone can load in three seconds when they are afraid and possibly shaking.
If it's "ideal," who can disagree with that? Maybe we can all hire our own special PO to follow us around all day.
Mr. Chapin: "THEY [police officers] HAVE TO GO THROUGH AFTER YEARS AND YEARS OF TRAINING TO DO THAT, RATHER THAN HAVING SOME CITIZEN STARTING TO FIRE AWAY AT SOME UNSUSPECTING PERSON WITHOUT HAVING A PARTICULAR MEANS TO DO IT."
What nonsense. No PO goes through years and years of training to learn what level of response is needed in facing escalating levels of danger. No question that they are given proper and adequate training...but years and years? How can he say that when most POs are on the streets after only a short time in actual training?