Somebody over at Packing.Org was asking about the potential liability risk in carrying a modified gun for self-defense. Replacing factory parts with aftermarket parts. Possibly making the gun more "tactical" or "combat ready" and less "sporting." Would a prosecutor use that against you? Would a jury convict you based on your choice of gun or what accessories you attached to it? Here's my take on the topic. TOP TEN WAYS TO LOOK BLOODTHIRSTY OR JUST "KOOKY" TO A JURY: 10.) Carrying a handgun in a caliber that is normally considered too powerful for defense against humans, and more suited for defense against grizzly bears. 9.) Carrying your gun, whatever type it is, in a tactical nylon thigh holster like SWAT guys wear. 8.) Wearing two full-size handguns. 7.) Carrying a handgun that has the muzzle threaded for a silencer or flash suppressor. 6.) Having a pet name for your handgun. If the pet name is "Killer" or "Beast" or "Martyr Machine," bump this up to the #2 position. 5.) Engraving "Death Before Dishonor" or some similar motto on your weapon. Bonus points if you have a tattoo with the same slogan. And yes, they can make you take your shirt off in court. 4.) Modifying your weapon by welding a bayonet lug under the muzzle that allows your little clippy knife to attach there. 3.) Actually carrying the gun referred to in # 7 with the suppressor in place! 2.) Rigging one of those miniature digital recorder/players (the kind they have in greeting cards, which play music or say something funny when you open the card) to your holster, so that it will start playing "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor or the theme song to "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" whenever you draw. 1.) and the NUMBER ONE WAY to make a jury think you're BLOOD-THIRSTY or just plain NUTS because of what you chose for a self-defense tool: TWO WORDS: BELT FED !!!