This situation was brought to light following a recounting to me of an event some years back, that an aquaintaince purported to have experienced. Made me think a bit on the principle.
You are approached by someone, who is not threatening with a weapon in sight but who ''requests'' that you hand over money, because, as he states - ''I have a gun''.
The perp at this stage we assume has no knowledge that you, a CCW, is armed. You OTOH have to decide whether this is bluff (finger in pocket deal perhaps) or for real - and then if so at what stage would you legally be able to state proof of a lethal threat, if perceived as such?
Do we have to see the gun - because if we go by just an impression and there is no gun, then shoot, we are in very deep manure. Still in trouble too maybe if we just draw - we have brandished and an unarmed idiot trying for a heist thru bluff, has just suddenly become the ''victim'' - ''good guy''.
It would of course depend very much on witnesses or not - no witnesses it becomes his word against yours.
So - throwing it into the arena for chewing over :smile: