Why are Criminal charges filed if you are defending yourself?
I don’t know. Perhaps a PC District Attorney reads a police report that concludes or indicates ‘self-defense’ (with no action taken save holding the weapon), and then the PC DA starts thinking about elections and minority group protests and then decides later to charge the ‘victim’. Regardless, whether you are charged or not, the police will likely hold your weapon for a while and it is in that regard I say it best if you have more than one.
Comrade, Here in Dear Leader Obama's AmeriKKa, you are assumed guilty until proven innocent. Especially if you're white, or a White Hispanic. Just accept that fact and things will go much easier for you.
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“Why are Criminal charges filed if you are defending yourself?”
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