Originally Posted by DeltaF
If he was aggressive and I was by myself then definitely!
But since he wasn't and I wasn't, I chose whack whack whack because it didn't equate to the tap tap tap of a judges gavel and the creak BANG of a jail cell slamming shut.
I honestly didn't feel like my life was threatened. The advantage of having backup and a big stick I guess.
i understand fully. just a little dark humor on my part!
the taking of a life, even that of a sleazeball dirtbag, should never be taken without lots of consideration and seriousness. it should always be a last resort, not the first option if there are other choices. sometimes you have to pay attention to your gut instincts as to what needs to be done.
sometimes we joke around about it, but still i think it's a subject that needs to be taken very seriously. i think when we come to the point that the taking of a human life is easy, we have lost our humanity and mercy.