Hello all. Thank you for taking a moment to read through this and help me with an interpretation of defensive gun use laws. I've spent time pouring over the gun usage laws, because I'm concerned about what the usage laws are for outside of personal homes. Given the number of thefts and assaults that happen around my area, I would like to know if it is considered DGU and legal to un-holster if I'm threatened with theft of items on my self. Under washington law RCW 9.41.270: (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, exhibit, display, or draw any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons. (2) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (1) above shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. If any person is convicted of a violation of subsection (1) of this section, the person shall lose his or her concealed pistol license, if any. The court shall send notice of the revocation to the department of licensing, and the city, town, or county which issued the license. (3) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to or affect the following: (c) Any person acting for the purpose of protecting himself or herself against the use of presently threatened unlawful force by another, or for the purpose of protecting another against the use of such unlawful force by a third person Does this basically mean that while out in public with a concealed pistol on me, as well as my CPL, that I am free to un-holster my weapon whenever I directly feel threatened by an unlawful act, such as someone coming up and demanding my wallet? Thanks in advance to all responses.