I have been a student of self-defense shootings for almost 40 years, and I have read where armed interveners have hesitated for some amount of time (before shooting) to consider the legal consequences of armed intervention. My question is - is there anything more important than the protection of innocent lives from the illegal and deadly actions of an armed criminal? I know that in my trained mind, I have decided that if I am ever threatened by an armed felon, I am going to shoot and keep shooting until the criminal is down and out permanently. With 17 rounds of +P+ 115gr jhp 9x19s, I don't anticipate needing more than five rounds, leaving me 12 rounds for whatever comes next. What I will also have to get for whatever comes next is a good criminal lawyer. My best advice is to just do the right and necessary thing and let the lawyers argue about it later. Am I off base here?