This may be a little heavy for discussion and I like to keep things light, but I just finished reading a lot of stories about private citizens and LEO's that have used their weapons to protect themselves or others and have been unjustly charged after the fact. Since there are many here that CCW including myself, it is something that I think about every time I strap it on. The old "there is a lawyer attched to every bullet" line is very true in our society today and it is truly amazing to read about these trials in almost disbelief that they turn out the way they do. The case about the Border Patrol agents as a case in point. I know they did some things wrong, but I think they knew the sh*tstorm that would follow the encounter. If you read about what the BP agents go through every day I really just don't understand how we have any willing to put up with it.
Long story short, I guess if you are put in the position to use it, you have to be prepared for the outcome. Many of the folks in these cases were ruined financially or worse, but I guess they came out of it alive if that's any consolation.
One note of interest, many of these people were cleared of the criminal charge, but it was civil case that did them in. Some had bad lawyers and some just had left-wing, anti-gun jurys.
Sorry for the long post, but it is nice to hear from others of like mind.