This is a discussion on Would you shoot? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by pgrass101 He would die as fast as I could kill him I'm with you on this. Every second you hesitate the guy ...
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
Officer Ramar did what I would have done but I would have been 3-5 minutes sooner! "...shot him in the forehead!"
I don't think using pepper spray IMHO would be a good idea because it would hurt the child just as much as the perp who maybe having trouble breathing. A 180 grain brass and lead injection is a much better and safer solution for the child.
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Yes, I would shoot and No, I wouldn't give any warning to stop hurting a child. I'm not a cop and I have no obligation to try to detain anyone. pgrass is on point with this one.
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Since no weapon was present, I would first try H2H to resolve the situation.
If the BG tried to get back up, I would draw on him; and in a very loud and clear voice, I would order him back on the ground, with his hands behind his head, and his legs crossed.
And I would make sure he understood that failure to comply is futile.
The child was quite likely already mortally injured by the time the first bystander showed up and called. At the risk of sounding cold, I seriously doubt I'd have shot to defend a corpse.
I stand by my statement "He would die as fast as I could kill him."
I would use what ever means nesscary, from bare hands, to tire irons, shovels or 124 gr GoldDots.
I usually do not post statements saying I would shoot without trying other means, and never have posted saying I would kill someone.
This is a exception, If I see someone killing a child, I will remove them from society
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
If he thought the child was full of demons, he probably was psychotic (and was obviously violent). This is a tragic story. I'm not sure whom I mourn the most, the man or the child, may god bless both their souls.
As a new father my son will be one next month I cannot see how someone could do that to a child. I think I would have unloaded on him and reloaded several times. The officer deserves a medal for saving the state the time and expense of a trial.
What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand.
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I read this story yesterday and it just makes me feel sick. I would have to do whatever it took to stop it, as quickly as possible.
That is so sad. Did they ever figure out who the mother is?
Dead men don't talk. Only one version of this story and I'm telling it.You do not want the liberal POS' to say you didn't try to talk him down before lighting him up.
The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".