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ajcanable wrote:I have sometimes carried when i hike alone. I use el dorado starfire
personel defense type 9mm ammunition. I'm more concerned with human animals than anything else. I dream about just seeing a bear or mountain lion so heaven forbid I ever have to shoot one!
montezumawell wrote:How many of you are following what we are calling the "Pine Canyon Saga?"
It started back last year thusly:
"Fish, 57, is charged with second-degree murder in the May 11 shooting of Grant Kuenzli, 43, on a forest trail north of Payson in a confrontation involving Kuenzli's three dogs. Fish, who was not injured, claims he was justified in shooting Kuenzli, who he said charged at him yelling death threats after Fish fired two warning shots to stop Kuenzli's dogs from attacking him. "
It hasn't gone to trial yet in Coconino County. But it's going to be one heck of a trial to follow. I used to carry my little .38, as noted above, but have temporarily stopped carrying it until I see how this trail shakes out.
You'd think that it would be "justifiable" to shot someone threatening to kill you. Apparently not. Even is Mr. Fish is found not-guilty, the cost of his defence will probably wipe out his life savings. Sounds like he's in a lose-lose situation. Damned if he loses and damned if he wins.
I really don't know what to think about this case but I've switched to pepper spray in the meantime.