First, in another thread the other day, a open carrier in drew down on a hostile-looking individual using the explanation that the guy was coming toward him and that the OC'er felt threatened. That seemed to meet with mixed responses regarding appropriatness of drawing the firearm.
Second, what if the boxer-clad individual had been younger and the occupants had been a college-aged single mom and her infant child?
Personally, anybody breaching my home is subject to being, at least, whacked with a bat & pushed outside. I don't leave doors unlocked or unwatched windows open. If the intruder turns out to be suffering dementia, i will apologize and explain that i felt very, very threatened for my life.
Originally Posted by Vincine
Something requiring proof that one can handle a pistol safely and not shoot themselves or anyone else by accident, probably similar to hunter’s safety. Something that shows you can perceive a real threat from an imagined threat. Don’t police have to train to distinguish between good guys, bad guys & innocent bystanders? You guys think that’s too much to ask?
Who would set these standards and design these tests? It's not binary, it is analog, and opinions would vary as to where the lines should be drawn.
I think that is too much to ask in a free society with the 2nd ammendment.