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Response to dballance (Reply #86)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:47 PM

89. That's not what I asked.

 

Perhaps you don't know what DGU stands for. It stands for "defensive gun use". I'm talking about when an actual scenario similar to this one occurs, where an employee or other customer brings their weapon into play to defend against an armed assailant.

In post #52 you stated, "I seriously doubt all the reviews on him would have been so glowing if his actions started a gun fight and several people ended up dead or severely injured from the flying bullets."

Earlier you seemed to imply that the relative scarcity of assaults with guns during robberies precluded any neccesity for a victim to bring their own weapon into the picture, that just giving up what the robber wanted, statistically, would yield a safer outcome.

If that's your claim, then I think it fair to question your concern about "people ending up dead or severely injured from the flying bullets." I think it's relevant when deciding the risk/reward of pulling a gun in self-defense as opposed to just complying and hoping for the best.

Do you have any figures that prove that more innocent people are hurt through DGUs than end up so through compliance with a gunman? To just say something along the lines of, "It isn't worth the risk" doesn't tell me much if I don't know exactly what that risk is.

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