GUN my friend and i were arguing about this.

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  1. Peqkx

    Peqkx Active Member

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    what would it take to be able to use your gun when you can't run, someone is running at you with a knife obviously you can meet that with equal or greater force, like a gun.


    what about if he's running at you with just his fists, he may or may not have a knife but are fists considered lethal enough to use a gun?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    It'd called disparity of force. Are you injured.crippled, old and can't run fast? Is he a tall strong young male who can run fast and is strong? Does he have 3 friends running with him?
     
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    a weapon that i know i couldn't handle with my hands.
     
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    if he's coming at you with a weapon, you can use your gun.

    but that isnt really the point.. it's whether or not a reasonable person could foresee that the threat is sufficient to cause grave bodily harm or death.

    so a 21 year old just running at me (i'm 6', 170 lbs, 22 years old,read:normal human) without a weapon is most likely not going to kill me or have me fear for my life.

    the same person running at a 75 year old woman would easily be a deadly threat, therefore justifying the use of a gun.

    there's no cut and dry way to put it which is why the law typically says, "if a reasonably prudent person could foresee grave bodily injury or death." it's up to the state prosecutor and, if necessary, a jury to decide whether or not that threat was sufficient to use a gun.
     
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    what if i could forsee him beating me up, stealing my gun and shooting me with it?
     
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    run like hell :hs:

    you see how it would play out.. "i shot him, because i had a gun..umm, i didnt want him to get the gun..guns are dangerous!"

    and honestly, if the situatino were to arise where a complete stranger was charging at me..i'd probably draw my gun and deal with the consequences later :hs:
     
  7. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    That's the one thing I worry about with the, "you can pull your gun"

    And the primary reason I want to get some Fox OC spray or something else to have with me.
     
  8. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    you're going to carry an arsenal with you? you're not a hot piece of ass blonde chick, you're a dude

    carry your gun, shoot the black guy if he charges you, don't draw unless you intend to shoot and don't shoot unless you are willing to kill
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    good thing white people dont commit armed robbery :hsugh:
     
  10. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    I don't really consider having a small can of Pepper Spray an arsenal :hsugh:

    I will be adding an EOtech, night vision and a laser sight to it though.
     
  11. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    not around here, all they commit is white collar crimes

    unless you go outside the perimeter where all the joe dirts buy up the cheap real estate
     

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