Author Topic: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13  (Read 10836 times)

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2013, 08:47:31 AM »
I can't believe how much latitude O'Mara is getting with this witness. Is this a JDN make up call?

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2013, 08:49:49 AM »
Stress related amnesia. Can take up to 72 hours for the memory of details to come back. Sometimes it never comes back.

Imagine that...

A useful point for the defense, I would say.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2013, 08:51:25 AM »
Goes on to say that in police use of force they often try to delay statements to give the memory time to settle down.

Also mentions how whenever cops are involved in shootings (or use of force) they get lawyers and PBA reps with them immediately, period, it just happens.


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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2013, 08:52:58 AM »
I had technical difficulty posting. What follows is from a little while ago in the testimony.

Q: Is it unusual for person to fire only once?

Objection, relevance, sustained.

O'Mara asked a complicated question, something about if GZ's actions showed spite, etc.

Objection

Sidebar.

O'Mara asking a modified version of the question.

DR: Range of shot was within 6 inches. Ill will, spite, hatred not suggested by whatever O'Mara asked about.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2013, 08:53:42 AM »
DR: firearm selection is based on what the person needs, very individualized.

O'Mara asks about safety mechanisms on GZ's gun, asks if its a safe firearm to carry

DR: says that it is, says that GZ's style of firearm is better for actual self defense situations, external safeties can have negative consequences in the high stress situations when you actually need it.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2013, 08:54:21 AM »
DR agrees with Osterman that external safeties are problematical.

DR: Common misconception that guns without external safeties aren't safe.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2013, 08:55:19 AM »
DR: 'The idea behind a concealed weapons permit, is you have to keep it concealed.'

Thank you.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2013, 08:56:01 AM »
Also mentions that the Kel-Tec does have a safety, in internal hammer block safety.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2013, 08:56:39 AM »
DR agrees with Osterman on round in chamber, full magazine. He says it is best way to carry a firearm.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2013, 08:57:08 AM »
DR: carrying a firearm with a full magazine and one round in the chamber is the best setup for self defense.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2013, 08:58:54 AM »
DR: Hollow point bullets are appropriate for self defense. It is less likely to exit, less danger to surroundings, bystanders.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2013, 09:00:26 AM »
Guy on cross.

Right to cussing.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2013, 09:01:05 AM »
LOL. This just in, GZ makes the community responsible choice by choosing HPs.

That I'd never have considered.

Oh goody....Guy is on cross. He starts out with effing punk and asshole to show spite.

Jeebus.

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2013, 09:01:54 AM »
DR doesn't think cussing necessarily reflects ill will.

Is he a common sense expert?

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Re: Dennis Root, Self-defense Expert, 7/10/13
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2013, 09:03:29 AM »
Well, one plus for the defense is that the cross shows John Guy at his worst.   :o

 

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