You are a man, someone is coming at you to attack you. NOTE: you do not see a weapon. You do have a weapon. The person coming at you is 300 lbs, you are 210. What do you do to stop the threat?
You are a woman with no weapon, a man is coming at you to attack you. What do you do to stop the person?
You are a 60 yr old man with physical ailments that limits your ability to defend yourself. A man is coming at you threatening you that he is going to kick your ass. What do you do to stop the threat?
My point is simple: just because the other person does NOT have a gun, ball bat, knife or club, how should you defend yourself against each of these instances.Their are laws.
Some say, he did not have a gun, why did he shoot him? He shot him to stop him.
The laws in most states state that if you fear for your life, you have the right to defend yourself with lethal force.
Some say why did he shoot so many times. Because you keep shooting until the perpetrator stops doing what he is doing.
Why did he not shoot to wound him as in the arm or leg. Have you ever shot at a target and tried to hit the arm or leg? Try it some time. Then understand that if someone is moving towards you, shooting towards you or not, arms & legs are moving. If you can hit that arm or leg, you need to be doing competition shooting because you are good!!!!
If anyone has ever been in the military, been to a range & fired at targets or been to a CCDW class, you know you shoot center of mass, you shoot until the perpetrator STOPS. If they go down, then get back up, you shoot some more.
Firing a warning shot is against the law in almost all states.
Some will say ban all guns: Let’s say that happened. And in each item above you who are a LAW ABIDING CITIZEN you do not have any guns. And these exact situations happen, what would you do? How do you defend yourself? NOTE: You do know that criminals do not follow the law. Even when the law says they can not have a gun, they may have one anyway. That is why the GUN FREE ZONE signs do not stop the bad guys.
Women if anyone should understand that having a gun is their one great equalizer. A 300 lb man is NO MATCH for a 98lb woman who owns, is trained and carries a gun, and is not afraid to use it if need be. And I think every woman who want to get the training should be able to do so (as long as she can pass the background checks). And next and person who can do the same should have the same right to do so. NO CCDW permit holders that I have even known WANTS to shoot anyone. but they want the ability to protect themselves, their loved-ones and others. So again – place yourself in the situations and tell me what you would do.