the loonies at mythbusters are examining whether a person at a sufficient distance can dodge a bullet. at the tease between commercials, the zany one says, coming up, 500 yards, ... , just the distance they use in restraining orders.
for any number of reasons, ... , to include the 25 odd years i defended and prosecuted major felonies, ... , that struck me as very very funny.
and, a very trenchant observation on the worth of restraining orders. something for which the founding fathers had a ready descriptor, ... , they called such things "parchment protections." in other words, a worthless thing, a futile gesture.
like a treaty with islam.
thank you, mythbusters.
john jay @ 09.30.2012