Confronted and threatened, but no visible weapon.
I'm pretty sure this has been addressed many times but I'm new to this forum and haven't found this exact scenario. This happened to me about 25 years ago, fortunately there was no physical injury to me but I was relieved of about $40 to $60 bucks. Also, I do not carry, but I'm curious what all of you would do.
Basically what happened was that I was alone at night on a car lot, on a rather busy street but set back from the street, when I noticed 2 guys approaching along the sidewalk and walking somewhat briskly. My concern level immediately skyrocketed when one continued straight and the other started heading in my direction. I turned around and started to walk the opposite way but he got in front of me. By the way, I had a leg injury at the time and was using a cane. So I had no business being there, but there I was.
Dude in front of me had his hand in the pocket of his windbreaker and said something along the lines of "I have a gun and will use it if you don't do what I tell you?" For one-half second I considered whacking him with my cane, but not a good option with a bum leg. Then my only concern was that I really didn't want him to take my whole wallet. So, I pulled out my wallet and when he grabbed for it I pulled it away, and told him "don't worry you'll get your money". Then I open the wallet so he could see that he was getting everything that was in there. The transaction was complete and he took off, leaving me quite shaken.
I'm guessing 90% of you would immediately shoot. But I never actually saw a weapon and I'm not sure he had one. He was just confronting an easy mark.
So what are the laws and what would you do?