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The wife and I were watching one of those shows that show the security camera footage of guys holding up gas stations. The scenario is this...

Your at the gas station, pump your gas, and go inside to pay. You decide to get a soda while your there, and walk back to the coolers. While your towards the back of the store you hear someone run in and yell "Give me all the money in the register."

You pull your gun and turn towards the the robber who you see is pointing a handgun at the clerk. He hasn't noticed you yet...

Now what should you (or do you)do?

1. Stay behind the cover of the shelves (which really is pretty soft cover considering the only thing between you and a bullet is some pretzels and a few boxes of cornflakes). And in a loud voice demand the robber drop the gun. If he turns the gun on you, you're forced to fire...and now your going to need a good lawyer. But your conscience is clean, and one more piece of crap is off the street for good.

2. You stay low and behind cover, but so you can see the robber. You say nothing hoping the clerk will give the guy the money, and he'll leave as soon as he gets what he came for. You have your gun on him, and if he shoots the clerk, or notices you and turns the gun, you now have no choice but to let fly. Your going to court, but it's a no-brainer for ALMOST any jury.

3. You step out with the gun and show him that unless he backs down right now he is going to get shot, all the while yelling for him to put the gun down NOW. Again, your going to jail, but hey, if it all works out right, your going to get free coffee for life at the gas station.

4. Your a sheep, and the only thing you have to defend yourself with is the bottle of coke you just got out of the cooler. (I know that nobody here would be in that position, but it makes the point about carrying when ever you can.)
 

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sheepdog said:
as a citizen, we don't even have to warn them...just stop the deadly threat to defend ourselves or others to the extent they could defend themselves if they were able....
Are you sure that your justified in using deadly force to defend others? Seems to me, (that while it may be the right thing to do) they MIGHT try to make a case that the poor BG was never going to hurt anybody.

I'm just playing Devil's Advocate here. I think giving the bastard a DT after yelling "put the gun down" is the way to go.

Let's all hope we never find out.
 
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