Is that state law? Or no law? I've never heard of that.First, you are putting a lot of assumptions and things into it, I didn't say. But...........................
If my dog got loose, and came running toward 'anyone', I guarantee you it would not be attacking, and I would guarantee you that I would be chasing right behind it. IF YOU .... pull a gun and point it in my direction, I consider that a threat and a danger to me .... REALLY. And yes, I'll act accordingly..... I didn't say I would shoot you..... but, if I felt it necessary to protect myself, you bet.... especially if you are shooting in my direction. How can I "interpret" that other than you are using deadly force by pointing a gun or shooting in my direction and in the process of endangering my health and my life ?
My dog is a search and rescue dog, it's "taught" to find people.... and to run toward them barking, to alert "US" where your silly injured or lost rearend is (whether in the woods, a collapsed building , or wherever) .... so we can find you by listening to or following her and getting you the medical attention you need or way back to where you belong, or your kids back to you. MY DOG ... is "taught" to bark and to "RUN towards the person " as a "communication" to let us KNOW they have found you ..... it is a "GOOD THING".
You misinterpreting that.... is stupid. You pointing a gun in my direction and acting like you are going to fire it or firing it ... is also stupid.
The "officials" here have a simple rule... if you shoot a dog, you better have bite marks and evidence it attacked you, or you'll be the one going to jail. I do get tired of these threads where people who don't know squat about dogs, nor how to handle them, automatically assume... if it barks... OMG it's going to attack me, and god forbid if it went running toward them.
The LEGAL JUSTIFICATION : YOU .... introduced a gun into the situation, I only protected myself from YOUR introducting that gun and aiming it in my direction ....threatening my well being. And you really don't have a thing to say about me following behind my dog to retrieve it and regain control over her, which would not only be appropriate but expected behavior in anyone's eyes.
Keep the threats and initimidation to yourself, no one's impressed.