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  1. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    Brandishing is classified as an unnecessary display of your gun and should never occur. The only time a weapon should be drawn is in defense of life and when your ready to take anothers life in that defense.
    I assume you mean in a threatening way......

    Are you "brandishing" if you are showing your friends your firearm in a safe manner? :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberSniper View Post
    I assume you mean in a threatening way......

    Are you "brandishing" if you are showing your friends your firearm in a safe manner? :)
    Using the definition of brandish: to wave menacingly, I guess I'm talking about in a threatening way.
    I wouldn't consider showing friends your firearms an "unnecessary" display.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by S.C. View Post
    The "BANG"?
    you mean the

    BANG, BANG.....BANG

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    First- know the Law, Deadly force and the responsibility of carrying. 1) if you carry a firearm then you have an intent if something happens to use it. 2) If you draw your weapon, it should be to use it. I am a strong believer that if/when I draw my weapon it is to fire, not threaten, not to intimidate, but to put the threat down and away, PERIOD!! If you carry a weapon, you better get your mind around it.

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    Are you sure?

    Quote Originally Posted by sportbiker929 View Post
    you mean the

    BANG, BANG.....BANG
    I thought it was BANG, BANG....BANG...................................... ......BANG

    Guess it is different in the house.

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    I have a problem with brandishing laws in general. Deliberately pointing your weapon at someone or in a threatening manner should be illegal, unless acting self defense. However, simply displaying your weapon shouldn't be a crime. If I have my weapon sitting on the table next to me while I eat, I am legally brandishing, but not a threat to anyone until and unless I pick up that weapon.

    Unfortunately, too many people see it differently.
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    Red face Sadly, you're right.

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmaidment View Post
    I have a problem with brandishing laws in general. Deliberately pointing your weapon at someone or in a threatening manner should be illegal, unless acting self defense. However, simply displaying your weapon shouldn't be a crime. If I have my weapon sitting on the table next to me while I eat, I am legally brandishing, but not a threat to anyone until and unless I pick up that weapon.

    Unfortunately, too many people see it differently.
    These are the same people that imbue emotional characteristics to inanimate devices. A firearm is no more evil than a hammer or a pen. They are merely tools that, in an evil persons hand, can do extreme damage.

    Maybe we should outlaw evil. Oh, wait........
    Last edited by Boomboy007; 04-20-2009 at 11:40 PM. Reason: grammar
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  9. #118

    Cool Play It How It Goes

    When we have to consider all the what if's the act of letting the fool know you are armed can go either way.

    State laws are full of a lot of technical B.S. in the sense that if you see some weirdo in a dark parking lot

    lingering around your car. All you want to do is go home in one piece so you draw your weapon and hold it

    next to your leg. In my state this could be legally construed as criminal

    wrecklessness! @#$#@%. I say if you feel nervous, skin your smoke

    wagon. Don't aim and squeeze just yet (unless the weirdo makes a sure

    move, and you know you have too). Just keep it close to your thigh it

    looses the silhouette of the weapon, especially at night. Furthermore, if it

    turns out to be nothing and someone runs to the cops you can

    always say it was a cellphone(it works for the police to kill someone, why

    can't it work for you to be on the safe side you have not shot anyone yet)

    or something else. Play this one how it goes. Follow your gut.

    Just displaying the weapon for the sake of displaying is not a good idea.

    However, if someone seems like they are up to harming you displaying the

    fact that you are not an easy target and they will catch hot lead in their

    chest can be an excellent deterrent. You have to be willing to shoot if the

    situation escalates. It is a hard heart that kills, not the weapon. In closing,

    If you feel nervous skin your smoke wagon, I need you

    tomorrow. Drawing is a case by case scenario, with no 100% guarantees

    PLAY IT HOW IT GOES
    What DOPE do you have on your gun?....echo6actual out.

  10. I believe there are about 3 million Defensive Gun Uses per year in the US and 85% of them involve brandishing in self-defense ~

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