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1LT Medical-Surgical Nurse
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I was taught to draw my weapon only when prepared to terminate the threat. It may make a difference whether you are a government official who may be charged with violating civil rights under color of government authority or private citizen. My preference is to use my weapon for defense of myself and others - killing the target - rather than attempting some kind of debatable “arrest.” An attacker is either a threat worth killing now - or a fleeing felon who is someone else’s problem. Warmest Regards, Sandy :)
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PO3 Phyllis Maynard
PO3 Phyllis Maynard
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That rocks!
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SCPO Paul Hill
SCPO Paul Hill
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Agree wholeheartedly. We are taught that early on. If you draw and lay a bead, better take care of business before they take care of you.
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LTC Multifunctional Logistician
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It is a situational call and one that I would not answer bc any lawyer could take your comments and use them against you. I do have a couple of points though. The author was carrying a nice S&W Bodyguard .380. So, he has some experience and obvious some training to obtain the CCL. Experience and training are two good items to have on your side. Then he had composure and maintained a calm situation. How many videos have we seen with the police and bystanders egging on the situation which eventually escalates to violence. The author maintained his composure and held the intruder at gun point and luckily the intruder complied. There are many "what if's that could change this scenario as well.
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Cpl Software Engineer
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It depends, why are you holding the criminal? Catching a thief isn't the same thing as drawing on a mass murderer. Catching a thief who reacts violently is a little different than a compliant criminal, just make sure you are following your local laws with regard to lethal force.
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