There’s an old saying that I’m sure most of you have heard: It’s better to be tried by twelve than carried by six.
I was a senior in high school the first time I heard that, but I’ve heard in plenty since then. With laws like Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground, we shouldn’t have to worry so much about that particular choice. At least, that was my thinking when they were first brought up. Hell, Stand Your Ground was case law here in Georgia long before anyone formally encoded it into law. The idea that the good guy is supposed to try and run from an attack before defending his or her life? Ridiculous.
Yet, that was then.