- Feb 3, 2005
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- Huber Heights, OH
Yes, that's true. If the Police don't buy that your use of the weapon was justified self defense and arrest you, if the prosecutor doesn't buy that your use of the weapon was justified self defense and levels charges, if the Grand Jury agrees that there is enough evidence that your use of the weapon was in some way illegal or malicious and wasn't justified self defense, then you may find yourself in court and trying to use self defense as an Affirmative Defense.Not exactly... Or it depends on what sort of court. If you find yourself charged with assault, and you assert that you were justified in defending yourself, you've moved the burden of proof into your lap.
Frankly, if you honestly follow the 4 Pillars, it's not going to get that far in the vast majority of cases. I can only think of one that made national news in the last 5 or 10 years.
And it's not as if the 4 Pillars are Rocket Surgery. They're simple and common sense.
Peace favor your sword,