Originally Posted by chloeshooter
Let him have your stuff. It's replaceable. The BG does not want to shoot you or he would already.
Bunch of cowboy talk here. If the BG turns to leave he is no longer a threat. If you take a conceal carry course they will tell you let them go
I will say some of you strike me as 'cant wait for that excuse to use my gun' mentality. That's bad wiring in my book. Be prepared, yes. Spend your life looking around every corner? Eeek!
Chloe, i respect your reasoning and your opinion on this and in a way agree with you and believe that you're also right.
my main point is what if the BG is either unpredictable, strung out on dope, or decides after the fact, that he doesn't want any witness' to his criminal act?
the BG in many ways has already become a huge threat by just pointing agun at you. maybe, maybe not that he intends on pulling the trigger. getting your pistol into action may e the difference between being a survivor of the encounter or being a victim that shouldn't have been.
it's really not about being a cowboy, but a survivor of a violent encounter. it's not about wanting to take a life, even that of a BG, but the preparedness and the ability to take a life if placed into a situation that forces a person to take a life. the taking of a life, any life is a very serious matter to me, and by many of the posts on this thread, very serious to others as well. but, i would trade the BG's life formyself or my loved ones in defence, over that BG without second thought or hesitation.
when someone attempts to inflict violent acts upon you, they IMO have forfeited the right to fairness of play and need to learn to accept the fact that there are people out there who will put an end to their nefarious ways of life. they make choices and decisions everyday, just like everyone else. making bad choices and decisions sometimes leads to bad outcomes.