If you’re looking for a quick way to make the news, defending your home while naked is one way to go about it.* U.S. Concealed Carry Association’s director of content Kevin Michalowski and criminal defense attorney Tom Grieve review security camera footage of a naked man firing an AR-15 in New Jersey.
Commonsense Gun Use
The first thing Kevin points out is that the homeowner’s gun did not “just go off.” If a firearm unexpectedly fires, it is a negligent discharge. Kevin also wants to remind everyone that guns are for self-defense, not stuff defense.
Another thing to keep in mind is if you have a lot of cameras on your property for the purpose of home security, it’s likely the videos taken are going to be seen by at least a security company and possibly the police. From there, it’s really only a matter of time before the videos make it to the public.
A Lawyer’s Take
Tom reminds us to check local laws when it comes to use of deadly force. For some prosecutors, pointing a loaded gun may be considered deadly force. Others, however, would only consider discharging a firearm deadly force.
More important than the man’s decision to exit his home sans clothes, he is addressing what does not appear to be an imminent deadly threat with potential deadly force. That is asking for trouble.
*The USCCA does not recommend stuff defense, whether clothed or not.