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Old 14th January 2014, 08:21 PM   #234
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Originally Posted by LTC8K6 View Post
The police use that defense, though. Reach for your wallet too quickly, or your cell phone, make a certain sort of motion, and you are liable to get several pistol magazines emptied in your direction. And no charges are likely to be filed, because you were stupid enough to "reach for something" in a tense situation.
Yes, but we're not talking about the guy reaching for something concealed on his person; we're talking about a guy throwing a nice colorful and highly visible bag of popcorn. Unless said bag had been tucked into the victim's waistband, I don't think there's a credible connection.
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