Originally Posted by therewolf
It's likely that I misinterpreted what he posted (that's a huge issue with communicating in this fashion, you can't have a "live" discussion, nor can you pick up on sarcastic type remarks. At any rate I agree with what you just said, I can't see a BG taking time to evaluate the potential of the gun you just flashed at him. He's going to do 0ne of two things, unless he also has a gun he's most likely to flee. His second option is to stand and fight which will be a bad decision on his part and it'll likely mean that his judgement is being impaired by drugs or some other stimulant and it'll be difficult to predict what his behavior will be. At that point I'd probably shoot him because he's an unknown risk. Just be sure you shoot him as a defensive act, you can't shoot him on the back while he's trying to flee.
While I would be forced to conclude that any individual or group were
committed to a course of action once they attacked, if they attempted
to flee at the sight of my gun, I would certainly let them go.
I just doubt the average BG will change his mind, based on my gun type and
size, on the go, so quickly-however, I should certainly hope I'm that lucky.