Here's a short cut-and-paste from today's AJC.com, about a jury failing to convict a murderer and armed robber. The good guy was the owner of a liquor store. Bad guys followed him home late one night and tried to rob them in his own driveway. He pulled a gun in self-defense. Shots were exchanged, and both sides scored hits. The bad guy lived and got away with a leg wound. The good guy died. Now the jury has failed to convict one of the attackers, despite his being shot in the leg and despite a positive in-court ID by the victim's wife, an eyewitness. " When they [the business owners, the victim and his wife] pulled into their driveway on Deer Lake Trail about 1 a.m., at least two armed men in a black SUV blocked the car, according to a family friend. Police said Tucker pulled a gun from under his seat and fired. At least one of the gunmen returned fire, hitting Tucker, police said. Police arrested Battles...." Okay, so much for the theory that you're always better off with a gun, and the correct response to any threat is to immediately pull your weapon and start shooting.