This is a discussion on Defense against HIV within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by credy This summer, while working the graveyard shift as a gas station attendent (stupid college jobs!), I had my share of regular ...
BTW, assault is when someone uses any amount of force against you, like bigdog21 said (e.g. the spitting). You would also have a good (but small) case of attempted theft. The aggravated circumstances and other things that go along with HIV is that the person doing it must know they have HIV, the consequences of their actions being likely to transmit the disease and that you knew ahead of time the same. Usually this only comes out in court and you have to actually be infected with it for it to stick. You don't get to charge someone for something that "almost" happened.
In reality, unless your body has a zillion open cuts and the person has their HIV test results for the day hanging around their neck in 50pt font for you to read while trying to visibly hock up spit at you, you can't shoot them.
Just because someone is a bum doesn't mean he has HIV. Just because someone is a heroin user doesn't mean he has HIV. The dirty and drug-using people of this world don't magically get it just because of a few bad choices, it just exposes them more to the possibility of getting it. If you're single and sleep with women (even not a lot), you're are more likely to get HIV than a drug user, even with a condom. (Dirty little secret in science... A condom's pores are 5 to 50 microns in diameter when heated a little (e.g. friction from sex). The HIV virus is 0.1 microns in diameter. A condom does not stop the transmission of HIV at all. A condom helps prevent most common sexually transmitted diseases, not viruses.)
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms; history shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected people to carry arms have prepared their own fall." Adolf Hitler
I would have called the Police and had him arrested for assualt. Then make sure he is barred from EVER coming back....police called each time. BUT you have no standing to shoot him.
Besides...ever heard of blood splatter???
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
One good defense against HIV/AIDS might be moving out of California....
As for filing charges on the bum, I didn't. Looking back I should have because the guy was nothing but trouble, and I feel bad for whoever has to deal with him in the future, but all I was interested in that night was getting off of that job for good (it was about 45 minutes till I got off, and the police action was rather prompt).