Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Right Way To Stop an Attack

TribStar.com - Terre Haute, Indiana News - Column: Not enough shooting practice The whole Indiana Pacers fiasco is a bit less than interesting to me. But Rod Rose gets it right. Warning shots are almost never a good idea. If you are in a life-or-death situation, shoot to stop the threat.
When someone is trying to run you down with a car, and you have a handgun, the correct tactical response is to empty the magazine into the driver.

“A car doesn’t care about a warning shot,” a firearms expert told me.

Once Jackson bounced over the hood, and the car sped away, the legal aspects of continued shooting become murky, a firearms expert told me.

He also agreed that had Jackson fired into — not over, not at, not above, into — the car and had killed the driver, it would have been a justifiable shooting. This is called “self-defense.”
His take on the 3 AM outing is worth a look too.

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