Couple hypothetical situations and questions about rights
Ok, I know most of you will say, take a CCW class, But at the moment, I do not have time. And these have been racking my brain for a few weeks... Anyways
Lets say, Im at a bank, gas station, or anywhere public for that matter, and the individual who is robbing the place, has a gun, and threatens myself, as well as others with it. If I had a chance, do I have the right to take down that individual? What about if they have a knife?
Some thing, what if someone breaks into my house, I do not know if they are armed. But I know they are broke into my house, Do I have the right to open fire?
I'm sure this one has been beaten to death, but if I was at a place where a fort hood disaster was happening, and no police nearby at the time, can I attempt to take him down. Obviously I would be risking my own life. But I feel in such situation I would easily take that chance to save others.
Basically, If my life is being threatened, or others lives are being threatened, am I allowed to intervene?
Ive just read too many crazy stories about people being sued for stupid stuff. Ive been told by friends, who have taken the CCW course, and im not sure if they were lying to me, but in VA, you are not allowed to shoot an intruder, but if they are an arsonist, than it is ok, and they said their CCW instructor told them, if it came down to using your weapon on someone broke into your house, just put a gascan next to them :blink:
There are just too many psychos in this world today, and I think if it came down to it. and I felt that using my firearm could save myself or others, I would take the chance.