Would you draw in this situation?
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November 13th, 2007 07:07 PM
Flame me if you want but if my wife were in the car, regardless of this being/not being the case in the video, and this man attempted to "steal" the car, I would interpret that as a threat to the life of my wife and would take all necessary actions, up to and including the use of deadly force to stop the threat on her life.
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November 13th, 2007 09:01 PM
I see absolutely nothing in this incident to justify drawing a weapon. I suspect that had you drawn you would be talking to the Police. Drawing in this situation would prove to be a big, big mistake.
A Prosecutor would have no problem making you look like a paranoid wacko if you drew a weapon in a situation like this.
A lot of folks seem to be adding to the scenario. The question is, as this situation occured, would you draw. Not if xyz happen in a similar situation. In THIS situation you would have been wrong.
November 13th, 2007 09:03 PM
I have to agree 100% with Lima's assessment of this situation. I think she read the whole thing the same as I did and I agree with her take.
Originally Posted by limatunes
November 13th, 2007 11:03 PM
In my humble opinion, you only draw when you intend to shoot. Period. If the situation changes such that you can make that snap decision to hold off, so much the better... but you better not draw unless you feel certain your life is in mortal danger and you are prepared to shoot. Otherwise you are likely to be charged with brandishing; in some states a felony.
November 15th, 2007 01:15 PM
Absolutely not. The man is no threat to me.
If I am watching this happen, I am already in condition orange. If he gets so pissed off that he starts rummaging through his clothes, I'll be ready. If he starts whaling on somebody for no reason, or if he pulls a knife or gun in front of me or anybody else, he'll have 16+1 9mm hollowpoints ready to give him a really, really, really bad day.
As it is, he probably wouldn't do something that stupid, but theres always a chance. Thats why one must be prepared.
Last edited by JeffLrrp; November 15th, 2007 at 01:20 PM.
Reason: didn't watch video. Stoopid !!
November 15th, 2007 03:33 PM
In fear of death or great bodily harm is the question, I don't see it.
Unless I was the guy parking the car I would not get involved other than to call LE.
By producing a gun you become the aggressor as he has done nothing to use lethal force against. With his state of mind I do not believe a gun would deescalate the situation.
A firearm is the last resort if the gun is pulled so should the trigger.
November 16th, 2007 12:33 PM
Originally Posted by gotammo
Couldn't have put it any better.
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