By that logic you should just carry a .22 caliber zip gun. Or fuck, a slingshot. I’m pretty sure if I tag you between the headlights with a marble fired from a Wrist Rocket you ain’t getting back up.Tell that to someone looking down the wrong side of the barrel of any firearm...
Exactly, sometimes the only point of a firearm is to break contact.By that logic you should just carry a .22 caliber zip gun. Or ****, a slingshot. I’m pretty sure if I tag you between the headlights with a marble fired from a Wrist Rocket you ain’t getting back up.
Here's a time:I don't know what times those are. If I make a decision to pull a weapon it's because I've decided to kill something.
Here's a time:
A giant drunk (but mostly affable) crackhead fixes on young a convenience store. He has no boundaries and gets too close and takes offense when you step back and firmly ask him to keep his distance. In about 2 seconds you've become the focus of his crappy life and he's on you.
You can fight a "fair fight" or you can get him off you immediately.
So you've made the decision about using lethal force and you put a couple of pills in his basket... maybe more than a couple.
Now he's off and wounded... do you go and finish him? I wouldn't recommend it.
Nevermind the stuff about staying out of sketchy areas and situational awareness, we do our best with those things. But the decision to use lethal force doesn't always end in lethality... it just means that your willing to use it.
Your lawyer's gonna hate you.Hard to say without actually being in the moment, but if I was within a few feet of him and I didn’t see a weapon it’s very likely I’d just start lighting him up with the weapons god gave me. If it played out like your scenario though and he straggled off wounded I wouldn’t follow him and finish him off. If he is no longer a threat, deadly force is unjustifiable.
None of this is relevant to my point however. The weapon I carry is not for scaring or wounding anyone. And if I make the decision to draw that weapon I have already decided to try to kill something not to scare or disable them. My rule is this. Don’t pull a weapon unless you’re going to shoot and don’t shoot anything you’re not trying to kill.
You guys are free to operate under your own set of rules though. Matters not to me my brother.
You are aware that there are things that are entirely within the law, yet hard to defend in front of a jury, right?My lawyer is a fucking pitbull. And he loves me.
Besides, unless you're not comprehending what I wrote, nothing I said is outside of the law. In my state anyway.
You are aware that there are things that are entirely within the law, yet hard to defend in front of a jury, right?
And it’s likely your attorney will love you, after you get done paying him for making his job more difficult.
You shoot to stop the threat. Whether they live or die is immaterial, as long as the threat is neutralized.