evan price wrote:
CroManGun wrote:He appears to be telling you and showing you that he is unarmed and means you no harm. How close would you let him approach before openly drawing on him? What would he have to do or say to make you openly draw on him? What would your justification be for such action?
I told him I didn't want to talk to him or help him. He continued to advance on me despite being told bit to. He made verbal threats. He continued to approach me acting in an irrational and threatening manner. My line was the gas pump. If he refused to stop and came between the pumps that was the line.
I can see the headline now, "Unarmed Hearing Disabled-PTSD Homeless War Vet Shot While Approaching Gas Pumper."
I guess I'm living on borrowed time. I've survived a few (at least six) incidents where I approached people, some armed, and gave them a piece of my mind. A few of my wives that witnessed such encounters swore that I had a death wish. I eased their fears by reminding them that my life insurance and the money they would get from suing the shooter would keep them in Prada purses and Louboutin shoes long after their implants succumbed to the effects of gravity.
It's situations like this that should provoke some deep thought about the aftermath of one's actions in response to a "threat" such as has been described by evan.
Don't forget about the possibility of witnesses and the increasing number of surveillance cameras; are they going to back up your version of events?
If the game plan is to shoot someone because they're getting in your face about something, someone could end up with some serious 'splaining to do.