Granted, the effectiveness of a lariat indoors is pretty dismal.
But, that’s something for the lawyers to decide!
You’ve obviously never seen Rodeo Rowan in action. :)
On the other hand, sometimes people believe more in the myth than the reality.
It seems like that could be a problem if your jury has a poor grasp of reality. I’ve seen people honestly ask cops “Why didn’t you just shoot the gun out his hand?” after incidents.