Guest Posted January 9, 2013 Report Share Posted January 9, 2013 In most cases, you carry a gun not waiting for the opportunity to kill someone but to prevent someone from getting killed. In most cases, pulling a gun is enough of a deterrent that you won't have to fire it. For example, cops carry guns. They put themselves in harms way all the time. But, the gun is not for citizen protection. They have no constitutional obligation to protect citizens. The gun is for their own self-defense. The number of times a cop shoots a gun is relatively rare so that every single time they do so they have to file a mountain of paperwork to explain why they fired their firearm. BUT, I agree - if your objective is to defend yourself to the death and not just to hope to deter somebody, then you better be ready to pull that trigger to incapacitate the intended party - either through death or clear disability. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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