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Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.
BANG , BANG , THUMP........"stop or I"ll shoot"
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Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.
I don't recall the latest figures I read, but I bet it is less than 12 feet.
"I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".
That's amazing. I was thinking it would be more in situations of distance and with both parties seeking coverage. 12' ain't very far.
If there is a need to use my gun, I don't see any need to have any discussion with them before hand.... it's obviously too late for words. If it's not, then to me the gun shouldn't be unholstered yet.
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Oh Look! A puppy!!
Bang Bang rinse repeat
When it's time to shoot SHOOT! DON'T TALK
The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".
James Yeager makes a very salient point. In this situation, you not only have your life on the line, but that of another totally innocent person (the store clerk) whose lives hang in the balance. Shots have already been fired, directed at the poor store clerk. Why on earth would you want to jeopardize your only opportunity of complete and total surprise during what is going to be your most heightened moment of pure and raw fear in your life. Adrenaline will be coursing through your veins at probably close to 160 beats per minute and you are most likely going to be shaking to the point where you may not even be able to hold your gun on target. Are you are suggesting you should give the gunman a fair opportunity to go ahead and kill either the store clerk, you, or both of you?
You really need to understand that as a civilian, and not being a law enforcement officer, you are not required to issue a verbal challenge before employing deadly force when deadly force is warranted. If you have some inner moral desire to give the guy a fair opportunity to kill you, then go right ahead. But in this case, there is another innocent person whose life is also on the line. The one who you are attempting to save. Wouldn't it be ironic if it was your remark/command/verbal challenge that ended up getting the person killed you were trying to protect?
A gunman comes into a store demanding money, shoots at the innocent clerk... If you're not clear on the fact that lethal force is authorized in that situation, you might not be ready to carry a gun. JMHO YMMV
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Sorry if I gave the impression that I disagreed with Yeager. I don't. I have heard a lot of instructors saying that you should. I was just curoius what the majority would do.
The first words that I personally would say would be to a 911 operator telling them that I just shot a robber, or ask are you alright to the clerk.
Train like your life depends on it, because it does.
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if they are shooting...my mouth is closed (for better aim) while i am shooting...
I would yell indeed, at the dispatcher as I go out the back door/ window.
As the scenario is posted...
Not going to say anything to draw attention to myself. My actions will be to do what I need to do to get home safe,. If my actions save the taxpayers a lengthy trial and prison housing expense, all the better.
Hit my limit for speculation, the sky is falling, and gun owners fighting amongst themselves.
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!