I’m sure the firestorm created by the chattering classes and professional victims were a large part of the decision. I’m sure the news will continue their long record of “accurate” reporting on self-defense laws. I’m sure the politicians will yammer about how this proves all of the stereotypes of gun owners, and particularly concealed carriers.
Should this case been brought forward? I’ve heard good arguments for both, particularly around the issue of whether the victim was continuing or stopping the assault once the gun came out. Unfortunately, those arguments aren’t what’s going to be in the media.