This is a discussion on How would you react?--Attack on Pregnant Wife within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm a grandfather now and the same thing applies to my daughter and daughter-in -laws as would to my wife if I'm the one able ...
I'm a grandfather now and the same thing applies to my daughter and daughter-in -laws as would to my wife if I'm the one able to be there in such a case.
I would try to get between her and the attacker and if I could not stop the attack in a less than ventilating ways, then ventilation would be applied in mega doses.
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During that time of our lives, had someone punched my wife like that I would have done my level best to kill them with my bare hands or any handy object. It would not have been a conscious decision, but an anger and adrenaline fueled uncontrollable response to someone trying to destroy my entire world.
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My wife is due next month so I have been extra concerned with safety as well, luckily we don't have any crazy ex's to deal with. It has all pretty much been said though; he is not getting any where near my wife, but if by some chance he does and takes a swing at her it would not end well for him.
Attacking a woman with (ordinarily) third-degree assault (punching/slapping) could be considered 2nd degree assault ("severe bodily injury") because of the pregnant state of the woman. Any injury, even being pushed down a flight of stairs could do life-altering damage. I am not a lawyer, but in my book this justifies the use of deadly force to prevent such an attack.
Also, most states have laws on the books that cover feticide or the killing of an unborn child. See this link.
Lastly, I don't know of ANY state that does not allow you to protect your family in the case of deadly force that is being used or about to be used against you or your immediately family. I don't think there's a jury in this world who could convict someone of making an honest attempt at protecting their pregnant wife, even if it involved deadly force.
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Si vis pacem, para bellum
i'm sorry to ignore the fact that she is pregnant but it makes little difference to me...if anyone attacks my wife...pregnant or not...in my presence they will deal with serious repercussion from myself and it will not be pretty...
stepping between the 2 would mean you saw an attack coming...my interpretation of the op was they stop to converse...possibly argue and a strike is made...unless you see it coming you may not be able to prevent an attack...but stop and eliminate the threat is a real plan and you would have a difficult time pulling me off of anyone who laid hand on my wife...they are welcome to enter my space and challenge me...but when they make a move toward the weaker side of this couple they will meet ugly....
i also believe stepping between and placing hand on gun isnt going to be an effective defense...drawing and utilizing a gun in close quarters can be difficult and go the wrong way in a hurry...especially if you are telegraphing the fact that you plan on utilizing the gun....if youre gonna get between them you need to do it in order to create space and theres no reason a significant amount of damage cannot be done in the process before gun use is even considered...think about what you would do if you didnt have a gun first...is it effective?...then it is your plan...
i am less concerned with a juries reaction than the safety of my wife and driving my point home...
Although not required, I would think retreating is a good idea in this case because it creates the necessary space such that if the attacker pursues, you at least have a few extra moments to draw, and weapon retention wouldn't be as big of a problem.
If a guy tried to draw on me within 3 feet, I could easily grab the gun and most likely take it from him. At 12-ft, he could get a round or two off.
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on the other hand, you can't do a thing for your child if you're doing 25 to life.
Anybody "attacks" my wife, pregnant or not, has to go through me first. Get in the habit of putting yourself between your wife and any potential threats.
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