I understand that the laws maybe different in different states, but for those of you who carry for personal protection, is actually legal to shoot another person? I get that self defence is a valid reason for shooting, but how much danger do you have to be in, or feel yourself in?
Also how many really think or know that they could shoot?
I know when I first came here I wasn't sure I could actually shoot a living thing, and I still have some qualms about it, but I do shoot gophers regularly, have shot a couple of coyotes who were hanging around during calving or foaling season.
Could I shoot a person, IDK, I really really hope I never have to find out, because if I do shoot, I couldn't do anything than shoot to kill, I am not sure that if I shot to wing a person I would enjoy dealing with a person who was threatening me and is now pissed off with a gunshot.
I've always been taught, shoot to kill, I really don't know honestly what my answer is.