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  •  The only difference between a cop and a civilian (0+ / 0-)

    in that situation is that the cops will have more paperwork to do, but will probably fire slightly sooner.

    If you shoot a guy trying to rob you and he had a 'gun' in his hand, even if that gun turns out upon further investigation to not be a gun, or an inoperable gun, it's pretty much an open-and-shut self-defense case, to the point where you may not even be detained for more than a few hours by the police, even in a duty-to-retreat state, depending on how much evidence there is to back up your story.

    The whole needing-to-be-omniscient thing for a 'good' use of lethal force in self-defense is just bullshit.  "The guy pulled out a gun so I shot him!" "Aah, but he forgot to replace the firing pin when he was cleaning it!  It never would have gone off, even though the guy thought it would have!  MURDERER!"

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