Using a finger for a gun.
The other day I posted a video of a woman convience store clerk being robbed by a bum that turned out to be using his finger in a coat pocket as a gun. Now the thought has crossed my mind when I see some ner-do-well pulling this trick, would I fall for it? If he has a gun, why wouldn't he show it? I know, who wants to be the one to find out it really is a gun, but wouldn't that thought cross your mind too? Would any of us be more likely to draw down on an unseen gun?
A 'Clearly' Delivered Threat...
would be enough for me...
There may come a time...where you have no time to think...
Every scenario is going to be unique.
If (as the police arrive) a person is laying on the ground near MY car with my wife and I both present (we're usually together), and the perp has a trench coat, hoodie, knife, gun?...I doubt I will have to worry explaining why I shot a Morman missionary. I'm not going to be explaining 'anything' anyway...not without an attorney present!
This is a tough one to think about...no real answer. Probably the best defense is being alert as avoid obviously dangerous situations...if possbile (i.e. gas stations and ATM's at night, etc.)