The shooting of Andy Lopez for the "Crime" of Carrying an airsoft toy Gun in California is interesting for Several Reasons. One, the shooter is an acquaintance whom I know through the Firing Line forum and regard favorably, largely thanks to his pro-RKBA stance on gun rights. The Confluence of special ability, Opportunity and jeopardy Will be Decided by the court, but That Being California, I have Little Doubt That They Would Side with Police. While the airsoft rifle did look very much like a real AK47, the kid carrying it wasn't threatening anyone and so the court would likely center the investigation on whether or not he had acted aggressively.
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