Originally Posted by NMGlocker
And if the bad guy doesn't run away?
Whatcha gonna do now Willis?
I think we have people arguing over things that they might actually agree on.
You must be willing, able and justified to use the deadly force before drawing the gun. But people arguing of the "run away" scenario are trying to point out that just because you had to pull, you may not always have to shoot, or be legal if you shoot. The run away scenario is a prime example.
I've read that for an average carrier, it takes between 1 and 1.5 seconds to draw from concealment and put a shot on target. Well trained and practiced may be a bit faster. Alot can change in 1 second, and the shooting may no longer be justified.
Of course if the attack continues, you must have the absolute resolve to end the encounter with the force you have presented by drawing the weapon.