For Every Bullet, a Lawyer

6-Nov-12 – 08:31 by ToddG

I overheard one of those age old shooting cliches today: “Every bullet has a lawyer attached to it.

OK, but he’s not going to leap out and sue you in the middle of a gunfight. Priorities…

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

  1. 9 Responses to “For Every Bullet, a Lawyer”

  2. The corollary to that is the old law enforcement adage, “I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.” Besides, how do you calculate the ballistic coefficient of “a lawyer attached” to a projectile?

    By Daniel on Nov 6, 2012

  3. I thought it was “Every lawyer ought to have a bullet in him.” Just kidding dude, lol.

    By SteveK on Nov 6, 2012

  4. He would if he could, though.

    By Eric on Nov 6, 2012

  5. I tend to phrase the addendum as “,…but that #$%^er can wait for his @^%#ing turn, and you shouldn’t be talking to him without YOUR own representation, anyway…!”

    The cliche isn’t invalid, but as stand-alone statement, it’s just an excuse to get mired in “Analysis Paralysis.”

    By JMS on Nov 6, 2012

  6. I’m sure there are bad examples out there but in my area; good guys kill/shoot bad guys often and aren’t getting sued or ending up in jail.

    By Matt S. on Nov 6, 2012

  7. Well, would you rather be dead, your wife/daughter raped, or any other number of terrible scenarios and NOT have possible legal concerns or kill the M***** F*****, survive, and have possible, but not likely legal trouble? Speaking from experience, the one & only time I pulled a gun on someone CONUS the State Trooper that responded said “good for you”. Survival is key & everything else should be an afterthought.

    By Wes on Nov 6, 2012

  8. If only- then I could use him as a human shield!

    By Joe in PNG on Nov 6, 2012

  9. I’ve only ever heard that phrase used by or in relation to cops, as in every bullet they fire has a defense. I’ve never heard it used generally.

    By T. on Nov 6, 2012

  10. I think it’s a good catch-phrase to use for explaining to new shooters the levity of their decision to carry a weapon.

    Anything more than that is exactly analysis paralysis. Don’t read too deep into it, it’s suppose to be pretty simple.

    By Tyler on Nov 7, 2012

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