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Response to Loudly (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:02 PM

32. You're shooting to stop, not to kill.

There's a pretty big damn difference. Not all people that are shot in a manner to incapacitate them are killed, and ones intention when defending ones self is generally going to be to stop the threat, which may or may not lead to the death of the threat. And really, if you think you have enough time to shoot some kind of "warning shot" then you'd probably have a hard time arguing you felt your life was in immediate danger.

As far as the ethics, do you really suggest that sending a bullet into a random direction that may hit a totally innocent person is somehow more ethical than shooting the criminal that is directly threatening your safety?

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