Originally Posted by Old Junes
I am wondering what the ramifications (legal or otherwise) would be of pulling your gun to diffuse a situation or prevent a crime from happening
Ramifications for brandishing a deadly weapon without legal justification to use deadly force...here are a couple that come to mind:
Arrested for brandishing, fined, incarcerated, weapon confiscated, permit revoked.
Killed in self-defence (i.e., the other
person will have legal justification to use deadly force to protect themselves...because unless they are actively committing a felony, you just gave them the "high ground". You will have illegally threatened a person with deadly force, giving them the right of self-defence...you will have turned yourself into the BG).