Warning shots go against my principles.
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Warning shots go against my principles.
Yes I would say at lease three warning shots...two to the body, one to the head! End of story...
"Eternity is Too Long to be Wrong"
Texas CHL Instructor & Holder & Utah CFP Instructor
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No warning shot(s)!
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"
In the state of Virginia a warning shot is not a shot in self-defense. Therefore It is illegal and you will be charged with various firearms crimes. Should your bullet cause damage, injury or death you will likely be staying at the gray bar hotel for quite awhile. Check the laws in your state and you may find the same is true there.
The rest is well covered.
Procrastinators are the leaders of tomorrow.
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
Senior Instructor for Tactical and Defensive of Texas
No warning shot. No verbal warning. If I see a lethal threat directed at me, I respond with lethal force if the BG is in range. That's legal in my state.
I consider anyone other than a uniformed LEO pointing a weapon at me to be a lethal threat. I will ignore anything said by the threatener--my sig line says it all.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" Patrick Henry (ironically a slave owner), 1775 Mar 23.
If I'm shooting...the warning part of the engagement is over.
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
Hell, yes. Right through what passes for the scumbag's brain.
"...bad decisions that turn out well often make heroes."
Gary D. Mitchell, A Sniper's Journey: The Truth About the Man and the Rifle, P. 103, NAL Caliber books, 2006, 1st Ed.
no warning shots here, if someone keeps coming at you after you have told them to "stop or be shot" and they can see that you obviously have the means to back that statement up. Then They are a definate threat to your well being.
The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference-they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. -George Washington
If you ever have to use your weapon to protect yourself &/or family, you neutralize the threat as quickly as possible.
Are we detecting a pattern here?
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
If you are not justified in shooting you are not justified to use a "Warning Shot" IMHO.Some thought that come to mind is trying to use your command voice and make your intentions known. Something like, “STOP NOW OR I WILL SHOOT”. But he ignores you. Would you fire a WARNING shot, say at his feet?
If you have the time to give a "Warning Shot" it could be argued that you were not really in fear of your life. I hate to use absolutes, so I won't. However, I will say that the odds of me firing a "Warning Shot" in a self defensive scenario is pretty slim.
Things happen fast and if the verbal commands and presence of the gun don't work then most likely it's going to be a shooting situation. In fact, my gun stays concealed off duty unless it is a shooting situation. However you do have to be able to recognise when the verbal commands and the presence of the gun has worked and shooting is no longer justified.
It's sort of a "Catch 22". Good luck and just make sure that you can articulate why you did what you did.
no warning shot, may give a verbal but that would be it.