Udink wrote:Jeff Johnson wrote:I've been taught that the mindset we should have is 'shoot to stop the threat', not 'shoot to kill'.
These are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
Of course they're not mutually exclusive. However, a mindset that says I'm shooting to kill may substantially alter the outcome of a violent encounter. I was taught that as soon as the threat is no longer present, that I am no longer justified in shooting. If I don't keep that in mind or I have the mindset that I'm going to 'shoot to kill', I might achieve a different result than otherwise might happen. That could wind up putting me in prison, which would substantially ruin my life and deeply affect my family.
We need to understand the consequences of our words and actions. I posted words above that offended Hedonistic (and possibly others). That was less than wise. How much less wise is it to publicly say something that can be used against us in a court of law?