I see it as vital information, Jason.
Most of us proceed blindly along a 'supposed path' of righteous self defense thoughts and opinions.
Reason why this article by Attorney Steele is so hard hitting
or should be for any of us taking martial arts etc.
This one here in Mass does merit much introspection:
So the first question is – how is this fact relevant to this case? The weapon, if any, used in self-defense and any other weapons or equipment the defendant may have been carrying or had ready access to are, of course, relevant.
Thus, in Commonwealth v. Peppicelli, 70 Mass.App.Ct. 87, 872 N.E.2d 1142 (2007), the prosecutor could introduce testimony not only about the handguns used by the defendants, but also the amount of extra ammunition they carried, and the knives that each had.
Time to 'inventory' the self and the vehicle you drive?