Originally posted by David Armstrong
Let\'s not get too preachy huh?? 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.
Gosh, let\'s not get to bent out of shape when someone posts an opinion that you disagree with, huh?? And if you will read what I wrote I don\'t say anything about this particular scenario, I have made some general comments regarding armed robberies and shootings. If sharing information bothers you for some reason, don\'t read the post. OK??
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.
Then obviously my comments would not be directed at them, right? My comments are directed at those who seem to think that just because you can take a shot that you should, instead of using it as a last resort.
Lastly, this wouldn\'t exactly be a gunfight.
Hmmm. We are discussing a hostile situation using a gun to fight someone armed with a knife. Sure sounds like a gunfight to me.