I get what you are saying, even as English its not my firt language, i am a "Baja Local" as often refered here in the forum, i guess being from Mexico i have a diferent perspective on everything gun related, as we are not allowed (at least legally) to own or carry the kind of weapons BJ owns.I don't get that vibe. I think a lot of people respect BJ as a desert racer and a person, I sure do. I just think people are skeptical of online personalities or "influencers". Once BJ put himself into the IG limelight he gets judged a little different. A person that needs that kind of attention is the same person that can create a scenario to get more attention. I think thats just natural and is what is leading to questions.
No matter how you slice it a guy like BJ that has been handed is racing career will alway get looked at different than the guy that worked for it. Not saying BJ does not work hard but it was not his hard earned money that got him into racing.
I am on a pilot forum that has a forum section just for crashes. There was a YouTube personality that crashed his plane in the ocean and it all got on video from a friend that happened to be flying along with him with a camera rolling. I was the first to say something was off and I didn't trust this guy. I got killed and everyone said I was a total jerk. couple weeks later details started to emerge and eventually everyone agreed with me. Point is these social media personalities are a different breed and as a whole they are attention addicts.
Not saying that BJ created this and it seems clear it happened the way he said. I think he was prepared and did the right thing. I am just pointing out that its natural to be suspicious of this type of personality.
My point is in regard to all the should"a, could"a, comments, none of us here whith the exception of BJ, his girlfriend, the survivor robber and the Nevada PD knows what happened that night, everything is especulation, as to what was the advice he received from his legal team, on this matter