By Don Bekeleski
The right to defend one’s self has been law for a very long time. How many Marshall Dillon’s have we watched? In the program Gunsmoke there were many shootouts the Marshall had to deal with. The first thing he would do is look around and ask, “Did anyone see what happened”? If there were witnesses to the shooting 90 percent of the time one of them would say, “The other guy drew first Marshal”! That would immediately let Marshal Dillon know that the standing man shot in self –defense.