This is anonymous, of course, as the first thread I started on the subject should have been.
I'm just curious as to how often this happens in civilian life. It is something that would not often makes the news (and who trusts the news media anyway?).
So, a "yes" or "no" poll here might shed a bit of light. I have the feeling that the weapon is not even thought about much, let alone actually drawn and wielded on a hostile person; it's just too easy to get out of most of those situations with no gun needed. But, I could be wrong, thus the poll.