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    How do you guys make settlements work so well?

    I'm interested in pursuing my legal options as extensively as possible if I ever am subjected to a wrongful arrest or detention by LE. Here in TN, we don't have a history of successful settlements for OCers.

    I'm aware that the legal climate in VA is slightly different- you don't need a permit to OC, if I remember correctly, and this may trip many officers up.

    If I end up in a situation like that, and you had better believe that I will not seek one out as I know that initially it will cost me frustration, time, and money, what is the best course to follow? I am of the opinion that governments only learn when they have to pay out a hefty price, so I would obviously be pursuing that goal if I have cause for a settlement.

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    Best advice I can give you is to avoid legal problems.

    If you yourself embroiled in such difficulty, seek competent, professional council - call an attorney, sooner rather than later. Make sure that you follow his instructions as you will be paying for that advice, in advance in many cases.

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    I heard this saying somewhere, (good guy saying this, GUY 1) But I am not looking for any trouble (guy 2 the bad guy) You make not be looking for trouble, but trouble may be looking for you.

    Now to my point, use good judgement if you are in a self defence situation.

    Be polite to police men if you are asked about your weapon, etc...

    use logic.

    I do not know how things work in TN.

    I do not give legal advice.
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    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duracell View Post
    I'm interested in pursuing my legal options as extensively as possible if I ever am subjected to a wrongful arrest or detention by LE. Here in TN, we don't have a history of successful settlements for OCers.

    I'm aware that the legal climate in VA is slightly different- you don't need a permit to OC, if I remember correctly, and this may trip many officers up.

    If I end up in a situation like that, and you had better believe that I will not seek one out as I know that initially it will cost me frustration, time, and money, what is the best course to follow? I am of the opinion that governments only learn when they have to pay out a hefty price, so I would obviously be pursuing that goal if I have cause for a settlement.
    Tell us a little about yourself. Kinda seems like your fishing? However here are some links for va laws http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/virginia.pdf http://vaguninfo.com/ http://vagunforum.net/virginia-laws/...s-laws-t2.html
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    How do you guys make settlements work so well?



    400 years of practice - http://historyisfun.org/Jamestown-Settlement.htm

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    1 - Be absolutely, 100%, indisputably, unquestionably right.

    2 - Don't go looking for it.

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    Henricus!

    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    How do you guys make settlements work so well?



    400 years of practice - http://historyisfun.org/Jamestown-Settlement.htm

    Well, some left --- and started Henricus -- a wonderful place to visit and Open Carry.

    In September 1611, Sir Thomas Dale moved up the James River to establish Henricus, the colonys second settlement.

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