So a 100 lb woman should use fists against a 250 lb rapist?Use the minimum force required to stop the threat. fists get fists...
What if they shoot you first?...someone pulls a weapon they leathal force is justified
Zimmerman is a fund raising tool for Jackson and Sharpton. You will recall that Zimmerman wasn't going to be charged until Obama realized that Trevon looked like the son he never had.How did that work out for George Zimmerman?
Damn, quoted myself, but...Minimum force... BS!
You win, bottom line, destroy 'em.
If you feel threatened, take them out. Your story will be the only one for the LE's to hear.
Always approach violence with greater force, if you want to live.
Personally, I've always used the minimum amount of force necessary to defend myself or others. I feel sorry for anyone that thinks it's okay, for no particular reason, to consider using force against me. I've never hurt anyone permanently, though I've had the wide open chance to do so. In the end every threat was able to dust themselves off and walk away or just walk away. The first thing I learned in learning how to fight was how to avoid the fight in the first place.Many times I think that we forget what is appropriate use of force when defending ourselves. Thoughts?
I think you might mean that if you believe your life is in danger then you pull the trigger.Damn, quoted myself, but...
I'm a little ****-ant of a guy, used to be quite an accomplished martial artist when I was younger, but at 52yr I'm not going toe to toe with some methed up 20yr old, 250 lb bruiser. I'd advise anyone against it. Think of the loved ones you'll leave behind.
Pull the trigger.
Possibly, but do you reach that realization with your last breath? Why gamble that an assailant will stop just short of killing you? What ever spurred the attack, I have to assume any attack may be the last.I think you might mean that if you believe your life is in danger then you pull the trigger.
We have to articulate the reasons we put hands on or use any other level of force in paperwork.Doc, who determines whether or not you did it right?
My answer is that if I believe my life is in danger from a threat then I pull the trigger until I perceive that there is no longer a threat. I also know that I must be able to defend my actions to a jury if necessary so I'm not pulling any trigger unless I believe it necessary to avoid death or significant injury.Possibly, but do you reach that realization with your last breath? Why gamble that an assailant will stop just short of killing you? What ever spurred the attack, I have to assume any attack may be the last.Originally Posted by Craig View Post
I think you might mean that if you believe your life is in danger then you pull the trigger.
I do not want to live my life thru a straw, as a vegetable, nor do I seek death. I feel it to be integral to the prepper/survivor mentality, I cannot understand doing less than 110% of whatever it takes to insure survival.
Folks have to follow their own morals here, but I choose to live. If that means some douche bag doesn't...
And, as it was in my day, they get to sit there and pontificate for days or weeks on something you have to decide in less than a minute....