Noob News New Guide: I Just Bought A Gun! Now What? 2/7/2013 6:57 PM - Teh Noob - Educational, Site News - 1 Comments I've just added a new guide to the General Section! Purchasing your first gun is only the first step. There's a lot to think about and do after the purchase. Our new guide can point you in the right direction. Check it out here! TAGS: noob, gun range, guns, guide, safety, training, tip, noob guide Share this post « First Annual Gun Noob Awards of Awesomenicity New Guide: Intro to Red Dot Sights! » Possibly related posts:A .22 for defense? To what end, Sir?! To what end?!SHTFGrab the Bull By the Pup (Get It? Bullpup?)Walther Arms Launched a new Website.Reader Question: What Should I Look For in a Gun Store? CommentsGot something to say? Join the discussion » Posted @ 3/16/2013 9:11 AM by Law of Self Defense Great write-up, and entertaining written. One thing I didn't see mentioned, though, is that if the gun was purchased with the expectation that it might ever be used in a social context--e.g., in self defense--it is imperative the the use have a robust understanding of the self defense laws of their jurisdiction (or anywhere they might travel to with the firearm). I've seen too many well-intentioned and otherwise law-abiding armed citizens get serious prison sentences simply because they didn't understand the rules of the game when it came to self defense. They THOUGHT they were doing the right thing--but the law is an unforgiving mistress, particularly if one runs into an aggressive or politically motivated prosecutor. One caution--there's a lot of BAD information out there on the law of self defense--and, unfortunately, some of the worst legal advice comes from people who ought to know better, such as LEOs and firearms instructors. The only law that matters is the actual law. Certainly, one needs to know the statutes that define self defense, but that alone isn't enough. One also needs to know the court cases that interpret those statutes--sometimes far differently than a plain reading of the statute would suggest. Better yet, also include the jury instructions that tell the jury how to apply that law to real-world situations. The combination of those three are exactly how lawyers, judges, and juries apply the law in the real-world--and that matters a lot more than what some anonymous dude on an internet forum might have to say on the matter. Just my two cents--and, yeah, it's a subject I'm rather passionate about! Thanks for the opportunity to comment. leave a reply Click here to cancel reply. Nickname (*) Email (*) Website (Blog) Your Comment (smaller size | larger size) Submit Comment [Quick Submit with Ctrl+Enter] Remember my details Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Loading, please wait.