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    But any self-defense claim requires you to show that you thought you were going to be killed or crippled unless you used force. One of the reasons firearms instructors teach people not to fire warning shots is that it opens up cross-examination along the lines of "You weren't really afraid, were you? If you thought you needed gunfire to protect your life you wouldn't have wasted a cartridge, right? If you had time for a warning shot, the alleged danger wasn't immediate, was it now?".

    Anyone considering a dog for personal safety should treat that decision as seriously as they would buying a gun.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 03:41:45 PM PST

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