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Old 12-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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You're chilling alone, waiting for some homies to show up at the park. A deranged-looking individual starts sprinting in your direction; he is smoking something and does not appear to be armed. He says nothing as he gets closer and closer, running with an apparent limp. It's pretty dark out, about 6:30 PM. You have a pistol on your hip.

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A. Brandish the weapon
B. Run in the opposite direction
C. Prepare to fight him
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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depends what race he is
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:30 PM   #4
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depends what race he is



Honestly, I would step to the side and see if he re-directs towards me. If he does, I may start to panic and reach for my gun while backing away and yelling at him "I have a gun" or something like that.
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depends what race he is

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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Honestly, I would step to the side and see if he re-directs towards me. If he does, I may start to panic and reach for my gun while backing away and yelling at him "I have a gun" or something like that.

What if he continued to advance towards you.
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What if he continued to advance towards you.

I'd try to get away from him while never turning my back on him or taking my hand off the gun. I'd shoot him the moment he starts to assault me. Maybe even right before once he is within point blank range. He would have had plenty of warning by then.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:00 PM   #9
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I'd try to get away from him while never turning my back on him or taking my hand off the gun. I'd shoot him the moment he starts to assault me. Maybe even right before once he is within point blank range. He would have had plenty of warning by then.
Should you shoot him before he harms you, there is no way to prove that he was actually going to hurt you. Wouldn't you be in legal trouble?

Anyone in law enforcement want to chime in?
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You're chilling alone, waiting for some homies to show up at the park. A deranged-looking individual starts sprinting in your direction; he is smoking something and does not appear to be armed. He says nothing as he gets closer and closer, running with an apparent limp. It's pretty dark out, about 6:30 PM. You have a pistol on your hip.

Do you:

A. Brandish the weapon
B. Run in the opposite direction
C. Prepare to fight him
D. Shoot him
E. Other

If I have a loaded gun on my hip, I'm most likely not up to any good so the chances of someone wanting to fight/hurt me are high. Considering that, I'd simply pull up my shirt in a nonchalant manner. If he continues to advance my way looking at me or the gun, that's when I know he's probably crazy and looking to doing something stupid. Unless he has a weapon himself, I'm strictly fighting him with my bare hands and if he's stronger I'll tell my homeboys to jump him, might even add in a few pistol whips and take his wallet and while I'm at it.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #11
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If I have a loaded gun on my hip, I'm most likely not up to any good so the chances of someone wanting to fight/hurt me are high. Considering that, I'd simply pull up my shirt in a nonchalant manner. If he continues to advance my way looking at me or the gun, that's when I know he's probably crazy and looking to doing something stupid. Unless he has a weapon himself, I'm strictly fighting him with my bare hands and if he's stronger I'll tell my homeboys to jump him, might even add in a few pistol whips and take his wallet and while I'm at it.

You'd wait to see if he pulls something out?

And what's wrong with conceal carrying?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:33 PM   #12
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You're chilling alone, waiting for some homies to show up at the park. A deranged-looking individual starts sprinting in your direction; he is smoking something and does not appear to be armed. He says nothing as he gets closer and closer, running with an apparent limp. It's pretty dark out, about 6:30 PM. You have a pistol on your hip.

Do you:

A. Brandish the weapon
B. Run in the opposite direction
C. Prepare to fight him
D. Shoot him
E. Other
Sounds like he's hurt you bastard, help him out.

The first person he ran towards did letter c.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #13
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Should you shoot him before he harms you, there is no way to prove that he was actually going to hurt you. Wouldn't you be in legal trouble?

Anyone in law enforcement want to chime in?

Yeah, maybe I'd wait for the assault. But then the guy is dead. Luckily, I will never be in that situation since I don't carry a piece.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:04 AM   #14
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i'd do nothing unless he looks like a zombie, in which case i'd empty the clip on that motherfcker
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I definitly wouldn't end up shooting the guy. I guess each persons answer would depend on size of themselves and the guy, but only in the south would this scenario end with some GOP loving nutjob executing the guy and then claiming it was his right spouting "i thought this was america?!" and try to claim defense.

IMO there is almost no reason at all to shoot someone unless you can be 100% sure that they are trying to cause serious harm to you and will definitly carry it out

Guy in the scenario sounds like he is hurt and needs help

A clearly injured person should not be considered a threat of any kind
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