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    If he pulls a knife, I would draw and warn him to back away, if I have time. If he is coming at me with a knife, draw and fire until the threat is neutralized. With my arthritic knees, I wouldn't stand much of a chance of running away, unless, maybe the BG was in a wheel chair.

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    Massad Ayoob did a video study for a court case that showed just how fast a man with a knife can advance on a person. I wish I knew were it was so I could post it here, but when it was presented to the jury...they found the man who shot a man attacking with a knife NOT GUILTY on all counts. It was remarkable how fast it was.
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    You should go to the DPS web page and download the applicable laws from the CHL section. Check section 9 of the Texas penal code. It spells out specifically under what circumstances you are justified in using force or deadly force.
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    remove yourself from the situation if you can, a hand on your gun and retreating is always better than lawyers and court rooms.

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    my ccw instructor says every bullet fired from your gun comes with a
    potential law suit.
    personal injury to bystanders and property damage caused by you is
    your respondsibility.

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    Just watch Rob Pincus Wednesday night on Outdoor Channel's "The Best Defense" program. He'll show you how it's supposed to be done.

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    Here in texas, there is no duty retreat. I will draw and fire 2 COM, then call 911. BG have knife and threat you, he will kill you. BG will think you are going for your wallet instead of ur weapon.

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    I'm not an attorney, nor do I play one on TV... but I think the rule is, if you feel your life is in danger, you shoot. You keep shooting COM until the threat to your life ends.
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