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Response to X_Digger (Reply #111)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:08 AM

114. What is Defensive Gun Use?

No, it doesn't necessitate shots being fired.
For me, it necessitates using a gun (showing, pointing, shooting, whichever) when no other option is available to save one's skin. Not running up to a guy who is driving away in your car and shooting him. Not leading a mentally disturbed neighbor, who entered your house with a bow and asked for money, out of your house, with the promise of money, and executing him in the street, after he has removed all his clothes and presents no danger to you or your child.
My point is, that most, like way most, anecdotal DGUs are questionable at the very least. I'm not suggesting that some are not valid. Your own experience makes me wonder, but I cannot say that I wouldn't have responded the way you did. I put it in that gray area of "were there other viable options, or was it a convenient choice". You are the only person who can honestly answer that question. I don't walk in your shoes and you don't walk in mine. Neither of us has the moral authority to dictate the other's choices.
The 2 DGUs I mention above were declared righteous by LE and some members here. I found them highly questionable, as did many others.
What do you think?

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