Originally Posted by Wambli
Yes it will. Stoping a threat is NOT The same as killing an assailant. First off you do NOT shoot to kill, you shoot to stop a threat to yourself or others (of course you are shooting for vital stuff so the threat is ended as swiftly as possible). If the perpetrator dies it is an unfurtunate by-product of your need to use deadly force to defend yourself. If you make a statement to the police that you "shot to kill" the assilant you will be having a REALLY deep conversation with the folks in the DA office in the comapny of a very expensive lawyer.
[B]While the perp is rolling around, put a round (or a clip) in the head.
depends on the situation if you threaten me or a loved one and im forced to shoot or defend myself know that i am shooting to kill,if you want to say to stop the threat thats fine ill say shoot to kill.i am carrying a "deadly weapon" for one reason to eliminate any threats to my safety and the safety of my loved ones and possibly uknown people around me.if i was forced to use my gun in selfdefense i would not shoot for the legs or the arms i would shoot for center mass and if he b.g. went down and did not drop his gun assuming hes carrying a gun,i would continue to shoot until the threat was no longer a threat.now if he were carrying a knife that would be a diffrent situation.now im not saying i would walk up and shoot him in the head but i am saying i carry a firearm for selfdefense and i will shoot to kill.no apologies.
Apparently I have to break this down to baby steps. I NEVER said use bird shot, shoot the legs, shoot the arms, dont use a deadly weapon/force, shoot once and stop or any such nonsense folks are dreaming up from my comments.
Let me be plain here. If there is a threat to me or my family and I am forced to defend me/them using deadly force I will shoot any and all perpetrators to the center of mass (or anywhere else I can get them) using a firearm suitable for the job loaded with premium self defense ammo as many times as needed for the BG to figure out that he is out of the game. No other nonsense needs to be even considered.
If you or anyone else here wants to call that shoot to kill, I wish you all the good luck in the world when you use those words while giving the report to the police because you are now in for a really bad time. Again dont take my word for it. DO your homework and do your research. Read some books by guys like Massad Ayoob and others. Talk to a lawyer about it. It could potentially save you from a lot of expense, aggravation and maybe even some time in jail.
Now if after such an event has happened, just as an EXAMPLE, the BG is laying in a pool of his own blood and he is no longer a threat and is staring blankly into space but still alive, I will immediately call 911 and do whatever it takes to save his life. If you do anything else besides that you are now guilty of homicide. You might get away with it but that does not make you any less guilty.
In that same scenario, if you say on an open internet forum that you will at that point empty a clip into the guys head you are now guilty of premeditated murder. You thought it through, you ANNOUNCED your intentions to the world and then you executed someone in cold blood.
I have done my best to explain this in simple terms I think anyone can grasp. Go seek professional advice. Now I'm trully done...