Advice for someone involved in a defensive shooting…

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, offers up advice to a reader who had an in-law dig up old bones and has turned it into a bit of a family joke.  Unfortunately, the sharing of this information has lead to other issues with his family.

Dear Prudence: I killed an armed intruder in self-defense. Is it OK if I don’t want to talk about it? – Slate Magazine.

“Q. A History of Violence:” Some three decades ago, I killed a man. He had broken into my home, armed; we struggled, he died. It was clearly self-defense and, frankly, I have no regrets or remorse…

“A. Apparently these friends and family would prefer that you had been killed by the intruder, so they could then honor your memory as a tragic victim…

Personally, I think she knocked it out of the park.  Your thoughts?

-Gary