Defense scenario. legal or not legal?
Me and a guy at work were on the topic of guns, and he started mentioning things related to the law. Now I've looked up different laws plenty of times and I generally know what I can and can't do. He mentioned something about someone coming onto your property and trying to attack you with a knife. If that was me, the answer would be simple: draw my gun, if he doesnt stop.. shoot. He said that would be illegal. As far as I know it would be completely legal (I live in Indiana) but he said that it is illegal because it would be an "disproportional response". He said if someone attacks you with a knife, you may only draw a knife. He claims to have studied criminal justice for the year he was in college (also claims to have been kicked out, banned for 5 years or something). I don't exactly have 100% faith in this guy but I'm just wondering if there is ANY truth in anything he said. Also, I mentioned that once the attacker flees, and he is not longer a direct threat, you cannot shoot them in the back or anything and he said "only in texas" :confused: