Originally Posted by Celeste
I doubt you would ever really have to shoot somebody. You just need for them to believe that you can and will and they should leave you alone.
While that may be true that it might never come to that, any person who wants to carry a gun had better be willing
to use it if it gets to that point. I've known a lot of people that carry guns but go around openly saying "Oh, I could never really
shoot anyone, I just carry it for the intimidation factor."
The thing about that is that not every bad guy will back off if you just have a gun on your hip. Not all of them will back off even if you are pointing it at them.