Thursday, April 9, 2009

Paper Shield--The Restraining Order as Self Defense

Normally, when I go to the gun range, I take my own targets. My targets are nothing special--they're made of paper. Normal, everyday paper. Not bullet proof, no force field, no invisible properties, just cheap paper, with cheap ink.

Just like a restraining order.

Just like a protective order.

Those are made of paper, too. There's cheap ink on them, too. There's some official-looking signature from a judge or magistrate officially telling evil to stay away from you.

As a lawyer, I've handled many of those, and even requested them on behalf of clients. Funny thing, though. None of those restraining orders or protective orders have ever come with a force field. None of them have ever been bullet proof. In fact, the paper is so flimsy, you can fold it multiple times and throw it in your purse. It offers the same protection as my targets. The same protection as an blank sheet of tissue paper.

Should evil come, you only have to wave the protective order and ... well ... what?

What do we think the paper will do?

Please read:

"I'm Against Guns and Violence, Unfortunately Reality Has Intruded on My Delusional Paradise" By Robert Avrech


H/T Xavier Thoughts

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