Cmiddleton has a very
valid point. That if you (or any responsible gun owner) had to shoot to protect themselves and/or family, that there will always be some sleazy attorney willing to help the bad guy get off the hook, and if it means smearing the reputation of a decent, law-abiding citizen, they would willingly do so for the right price. However, consider if there is case law in your jurisdiction: has this happened in your locale before? Liars, uh, I meant Lawyers
D) rely on a foundation of case precedent. If a certain incident/law/rule was used successfully before, it will most likely be used again. Lawyers are often (not always) afraid to go where no lawyer has been before, so if there is no case precedent in your jurisdiction, this may help you, but is no guarantee. There is none of this in Nevada.
But then again under NV law, NRS 41.095 defines that the person using deadly force against an intruder in the home is assumed to have a reasonable fear of death or injury, and goes on to say "...An action to recover damages for personal injuries to or the wrongful death of the person who committed the burglary or invasion of the home may not be maintained against the person who used such force..."
Also, NRS 200.120 and NRS 200.180 define (respectively) justifiable homicide and excusable homicide by misadventure, and NRS 200.160 gives additional instances of justifiable homicide. The quoted provision of NRS 41.095 has been invoked before to protect a CCW permittee who shot and killed one armed attacker and injured another while not in the home, when he the shooter was sued for wrongful death. Case precedent works in our favor here.
Additionally, NRS 200.190 declares that Justifiable Homicide or Excusable Homicide is NOT punishable, and says "The homicide appearing to be justifiable or excusable, the person indicted shall, upon his trial, be fully acquitted and discharged."
I love my State!
I have 2 Glocks, and carry mostly the G26 but sometimes the G30 when the mood strikes. I will modify my EDC by adding an extended slide stop, extended magazine release and extended slide release, because these do not affect how the gun FIRES and because I have small hands. I may also do chrome pin upgrades for the bling
p) and accept that I may be criticized for it in court if (God forbid) I should ever have to shoot someone. I have already put mag extensions to give me a pinky rest (both the babies are subcompacts) as well as to add +2 to magazine capacity. For the G26 I am currently waiting on extended magazine sleeves to put onto hicap G17 magazines I just bought, which will also get +2 mag extensions (bringing total mag capacity to 19 rounds of 9mm). Oh, for better or for worse, I have already installed a 3.5# connector in the G26. I have exceptionally light-sensitive eyes and do exceedingly well with the stock sights, and muzzle blast from the babies does not bother me since I make my own ammo and can tailor it to reduce the amount of wasted (unburned) gunpowder, which is what causes most of the glare from muzzle blast.
(The only time I have ever had problems with vision after shooting in the dark was with a tactical Mini-14 that I won at a Friends of NRA dinner...there was so much unburned Varget powder that the blast blinded me for about 2 minutes. If it is legal, and if you haven't done so, I recommend test-firing your EDC in the dark, just to see what kind of flash you get and what kind of afterimage it will leave, and to see if your nightsights are can be effective after the first shot. I also advocate firing at least one round with no hearing protection on, just to get a feel for the ringing of the ears after the report.)
Oh, and I reload my own defensive ammo. Many have said this is a no-no, but I do it anyway, because I can.
I will eventually buy another G26, which I intend to trick out as much as want, from Fulcrum trigger kit (or similar) on up to duracoating or hydrographic transfer and optics and use this for competitions and/or just plain plinking.
Long-winded, but I hope worth it. Shoot safe!