The age old “I don’t need Jiu-Jitsu I have a gun“ debate. 🥱
It might be best to address a few (obvious) things right away:
1. Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.
2. Don’t bring fists to a gun fight.
3. And don’t bring weapons to a fistfight.
The far majority of the population (and gun owners) are impressively ignorant as to when they can legally use deadly force. 💀
So allow me to enlighten you.
The state of Michigan permits you to use deadly force in the following situations:
“A person can use deadly force to defend themselves in the following situations:
They honestly and reasonably believe that they must use that level of force to prevent their or another person’s death or serious bodily harm.
They honestly and reasonably believe that they must use deadly force to prevent the kidnapping or sexual assault of themselves or another person.
Under Michigan’s “Castle Doctrine” law, a person also has the right to use deadly force against someone who has broken into their home.”
So now the question becomes how can you legally and responsibly prove that your life was/is in danger. ⚠️
Under the situations of carjacking, sexual assault, and home invasion life is inherently endanger whether the suspect has a weapon or not.
But let’s use a few hypothetical situations where someone:
• Snatches your wallet
• Punches you
• shoves you
• Attempts to steal an unoccupied vehicle
• Attempts to break in to an unoccupied home
• Gets in your personal space
These are all situations where you will be in hot legal water should you fire a pistol and shoot someone. 🥵
No I’m not a lawyer, but I am a licensed CPL holder (same as Coach Mohammad), and I can almost guarantee you will see jail time.
Now let’s be fair.
I would never advocate going all “John Wick” or “Jason Bourne” and taking on an armed assailant without a weapon.
But to be honest, I would also advocate avoiding a fight at all costs.
“How can you say that? You’re a black belt. I thought you could beat up anyone.”
Not only have those claims NEVER been made, the first thing you will learn in Jiu-Jitsu is that there’s always a bigger fish so you respect EVERYBODY. And the confidence you receive from knowing you can hold your own against almost anyone is invaluable. 👌
You’ll see what I mean when you come in for your first class.
See you on the mats,