Shoot to kill?

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Words… :face_with_monocle:

Hopefully everybody here knows why do we carry a firearm.
Also… it’s better to say nothing than trying to explain something.

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You betchum, Red Ryder

everyone should view this- in my opinion

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I’m surprised more people have not viewed it.

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“Stop the threat.” - James B. Towle (RIP)

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Agreed. I’m afraid few people have watched/read as much from Mas as they should have. Living legend.

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It’s called deadly force for a reason. If I am going to apply it, it’s going to be justified.

It’s called lethal force, or deadly force, or whatever your state calls it, generally, because it is likely to cause serious bodily harm or death.

Last I looked up stats, something like 80% of people shot with handguns survived, FWIW

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How do we get more eyes on this post?? One of the best posts!

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Mr. Ayoob is absolutely correct! Shoot to stop is what it is all about. My Dad and 2 uncles, all WWII veterans taught me at an early age that in a gunfight 2nd place has no bragging rights. You need to “stop”
the threat. My uncle was a medic, he’d tell me you have no idea how many guys have Purple Hearts from soldiers they thought they had stopped. With that in mind, it’s all a matter of semantics. This video lets us know how the court will react to what we say so take heed.

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My Father only taught me one thing as a child. Never point a firearm at a person unless you need to stop them. It took me a long time to understand what he meant. Vietnam Veteran. RIP old man. The lesson is so relevant today!

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Didn’t know he was dead. Wow.

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Better be careful how you state your use of deadly force legal people will take seamingly innocent statements and make something creminel out of it. You never shoot to kill you shot with the intent to stop the threat shooting with the intent to kill is a criminal offense though you were shooting to stop some one from using deadly force on a innocent casher or a innocent by stander

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Welcome, Eugene! :wave:

And you are absolutely right. Use of lethal/deadly force to stop an imminent threat of serious bodily harm or death is to be used to stop the threat, that is the intent and purpose.

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That is how crazy This english language can be twisted out of porportion in a court room by legal minds that call them selves lawyers van make some thing legal sound illegal

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excellent video.

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My point being that if I am forced to use deadly force whether ending up in death or not, I will most certainly be justified because it’s the absolute last arsenal of defense that I will use. Unless I am forced into a split second decision immediately & then I’ll take my case to a Lawyer like any other shooting. Stopping a threat is the objective, not killing an assailant.
Point well taken & thank you

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With the advent of common body armor I now practice point shooting to the head and throat and groin area,it will stop the bad guy every time,and also use DRT rounds,they perform as a regular round until they hit liquid such as water or bodily fluids and then the explode into frangible rounds,no pass through

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So if I say “Stop or I’ll shoot you!” is that different than saying “Stop or I’ll kill you!” they pretty much “mean” the same thing.
To be clear, if I were to issue any commands to an attacker after I draw my firearm it would be “STOP. GET AWAY FROM ME… NOW!”. I’ve rehearsed that in my head and at the range enough I’m pretty sure that would be the command.

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