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    If you're in a situation where you resort to a firearm for self defense, you're shooting to STOP the criminal by shooting him/her. Killing is a side effect of getting shot but remarkably enough, most people shot with a handgun survive.

    If you feel the urge to 'just fire a warning shot' then you haven't hit that stage where you're justifiable in shooting your firearm in self defense.

    But many people who have never touched a gun (but who have watched a lot of movies) don't understand this.
    Which is why I teach the concealed carry course for Michigan. That's something we teach and it's drilled into the students head.

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    by KVoimakas on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 08:47:02 AM PDT

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    •  Ok, I should have said (4+ / 0-)

      "Stop the other guy," not "kill."

      But I think you understand what I meant, yes?  Most people haven't taken your class, KV, but they may have seen HBO's very popular (and "based on historical facts") series Deadwood where Sheriff Seth Bullock fires a couple shots into the saloon ceiling to stop a fight before it becomes a riot.

      The "reasonable person" standard is much lower than what you teach.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 09:25:56 AM PDT

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