I vote "Yes". Here are the (hypothetical) facts of the case: - The shooting was in self defense, near as we'll ever know. - The shooter was one of us, i.e., a registered THR member in good standing with the Moderators. - The request for legal defense funds came via a THR post. - The shooter was either not charged by police or was acquitted of any crime in a court of criminal law. - BUT the person who got shot or his/her family sued the shooter for an outrageous amount of money, let's say > $250,000. - There was some verifiably secure way to donate your money and be sure it would ONLY be used for legal/court costs (which, unfortunately would involve paying lawyers) - Any excess money left over after the civil hearing(s) would be donated to the NRA or _____________ (you name it charity, organization, etc.) NOTE: I AM ASSUMING IT WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT TO RETURN THE EXCESS MONEY TO THE DONORS, IN PROPORTION TO WHAT THEY GAVE - I know that would be ideal, but let's be real. You could add your own qualifications, such as: - shooter was (or not) inside his own home/domicile - shooter was (or not) a CCW/CHP holder Just curious, a) to see if a post/poll like this would be allowed on THR now, b) if a post on THR asking for money after the shooting would be allowed and c) if any significant number of us would support our brothers in arms in this fashion?