Real simple scenario, real hard question.
Imagine you are walking across a lot and are about 30 feet from the entrance to a building when a fellow that you assumed was just walking down the side walk stops about 12 feet from you and pulls out a knife demanding your wallet.
I imagine some would say easily draw and shoot, others would say draw and tell him to get lost. I myself would draw and tell him to freeze while I called the cops. If he came closer I would shoot but if he ran I don't know what I would do. I suppose I would just be a good witness and give the cops a ton of info.
Please take the scenario from the smiley. Thanks for all the great input. I think we get a great sense of judgment from these scenarios.