Next Time, Shoot the Asshat

There is no such thing as winning a lawsuit.  At a minimum it costs you time and money even if you’re the prevailing party.  So when I saw this I though it another prime example of why you do not cower or negotiate.

A man who held a Kansas couple hostage in their home while fleeing from
authorities is suing them, claiming that they broke an oral contract
made when he promised them money in exchange for hiding him from police.
The couple has asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

Obviously the idiot has never heard of duress and it’s effects on the nullifying the terms of a contract.  What is most interesting though is the following:

Keeshan said the contract also would have been invalid because the
couple agreed to let Dimmick in the home only because they knew he had a
knife and suspected he might have a gun.

The armed individual intimidated the home owners into allowing his entrance and into hiding him.  When they escape he sues for breach of contract!?  Given the evidence provided by the Tuller Drill at that range lethal force is justified.  It is also another lesson in not opening the door for stangers, talk through side glass or a peep hole.  At minimum put a safety chain on the door.  It may seem paranoid but it is nothing more than safety and preparedness.

Even if someone really wants in your house the safety chain isn’t going to stop them.  It will buy you time though to create a safe engagement distance.

Some might expect this law suit to go nowhere, but there is no correlation between the law and justice.  So I don’t hold my breath.  Besides even if it’s thrown out, I doubt the defendants will ever actually recover their legal bills from the plaintiff.

*h/t to Unc on the Tuller Drill video

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

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