This is a discussion on Mugging situation.... lethal justified? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by randomCOguy New to forum, but plan to participate and give any and all input that I can. But I wanted to start ...
well when its over I'm gonna have a serious talk with his parole officer.
what i think about his lousy ability to control his wards and that that dude will be missing future appointments.
and hi from CT
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Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
If you properly conceal carry he shouldnt even know you have a gun so wont be demanding it.
Whether its a knife gun or bat, its lethal force
I would shoot if i feel my life or my wifes is in serious danger no matter what the situation is
You will soon realize everyone here has a different answer to any hypothetical question you ask. If you are in this situation you will react on instinct, not by what you are told on these forums, if you want legal advice contact a lawyer.
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The question reminds me of a shooting that happen on one of the east coast states in which a CCW holder got mugged and pulled his gun as the guy was turning and shot him. So here is the problem he was OK to shoot him as long he was a threat but when he turned the guy shot him in the back. The threat was over and in that state he was charge with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Legal and then illegal all in a split second; this is why we say know your local laws because what might be good in my state might not be good in your
Just to answer your question I would shoot IF I felt my life was in danger first and foremost then I would shoot to stop the muggers actions because its legal in this state
barstoolguru has a good point. Not to mention, even if it is legal to shoot him in the back...do you really want that on your conscience? Is that worth it?
For me, I don't want to die. If my gut says he's going to walk away after he gets my wallet, I'll give it up and just call 911. But if not, I'm moving off the X and firing until he's down for the count.
The minute he steps out with a gun your in imminent danger. If he's willing to pull a gun on you and rob you, you have to assume he's willing to shoot you. If and when the opportunity shows itself I will draw and fire.
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Taking control of the situation as soon as possible or before it fully develops would be the only way to eliminate unknown risks in my opinion.
From the moment the cretin clearly threatened my life, of course. From the moment my life was clearly threatened via the armed "or else" demands. Damn right.At what point would do you consider yourself in imminent danger?
That could well be the last assumption you ever make. Caution. Would I ever assume such a thing. Not on your life. Certainly not on mine.Do you assume he just wants your items and will leave after, posing you no real threat??
As for what I'd do about it, in such a situation, everything depends on the specifics and how the flow of the situation changes. Not being a magician or H2H expert, there are only a few variations in which I'd feel reasonably capable of succeeding in a disarming attempt, if being covered by a firearm at some distance. Were the idiot to get solidly distracted, I would at least consider it an opportunity to possibly draw/fire while moving in an attempt to survive it. Though there would have to be clear "breathing space" offered up, such as full distraction due to others coming toward him or any draw by me being well-masked from his line of sight. Particularly if the idiot is well out of contact distances, there aren't a lot of choices other than subterfuge/patience. If the idiot were right in my face, however, that could change much (from the viewpoint of possibilities of successfully disarming him). It would all depend on circumstances.
If you're going to dare such a thing, you'd best be reasonably trained on such situations and how difficult it can be to disarm while avoiding being cut/shot. You blow a move, and you could easily get killed.