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 :)
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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