This is a discussion on Would you shoot.... within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ScottM Can you shoot someone you know? Someone related to you? Can you shoot the cheerleader or honor roll student? It's a ...
Am I carrying C3 so I have that extra second to think while I am racking the slide? (sorry, had to toss that in there being the smart butt I am). No, I would not. Here is why: I am assuming that I see the child as is in the picture..that is he is that close to me. I would not have time to draw whether it was a child or not and at that distance child or not H2H would be best. Covering the approximate 5 feet or less in the scenario puts drawing out of the question.
Second, since I am that observant I noticed his finger is not on the trigger, not that it would matter. The child and or BG is so close.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
I would tell this lil thug to get me a beer and then his dad in that order.......
My actions will be based on the presumption, on my part, as a reasonable person that I am in imminent danger of death or great bodily injury. Whatever it is that causes that kind of reaction from me, I will present my firearm and kill it. Key words are "reasonable" and "imminent"--they both leave latitude for making decisions. I would hope and pray that the word "reasonable" adds a dimension that allows for something other than a tragedy. Bottom line, though, is that if the key word is imminent, all bets are off. Why in the world am I even possessing a firearm if I am not going to protect myself against imminent death?
Once a gun is pointed at me, there is no such thing as age, race, or sex, just a threat that needs to be stopped. Just a few weeks back, I was looking at a BB gun that I thought was the real deal until I took a closer look at it. But at 1st and even 2nd glance it looked very much real.
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I can not say for certain. If at the moment of encounter, I felt my life as in jeopardy, he was able to harm me, and the intended to harm me, then I would shoot. I would like to think I would give the kid a break though
English is my second language, I have been told my use of it is harsh, apologies if this is the matter.
You know what stops a bad guy with a gun? A good guy with a gun
I sorry but I read a lot of post on a lot of forums and I going to get in trouble here but here goes... Any man that could walk in to a room, see that child with a gun and shoot him is no man in my book! I can not see any situation that can change my mind.
No way. Take cover, wait till his arms get tire (wont take long), paddle his lil behind.
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