I agree. This is absolutely not an initial response. The BG was not responding to his demands. I would shoot to protect the life of my wife and kids and
Originally posted by SGeringer
Lethal force worked pretty well in the scenario that prompted the thread, and moreover, the story mentions that the shot was taken after repeated demands for the robber to release his hostage. It wasn\'t the first response by any means.
Other members agreeing with the shopowners actions and/or saying they too would take the shot in similar circumstances is hardly an example of people eager to get in a gunfight. If my beloved Mil or another loved one was in danger, I\'d take whatever action I deemed prudent to keep her safe, including dumping the dirtbag with my USP if that was practical. A deadly threat many times warrants and/or requires a deadly response, and there is nothing wrong with most if not all of the member responses here.
Lastly, this wouldn\'t exactly be a gunfight. The robber had a knife....it\'d be a pretty one-sided gunfight.