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  •  You don't know what you mean. (0+ / 0-)

    If your attacker is bigger than you are to any great degree, there is no other way to stop him. If you vigorously defend yourself, he may flee... and certainly if he does so I don't condone the victim shooting him in the back after the danger has passed.

    But should he not flee (and there are many reasons he might not), there is little choice.

    The elderly, women... hell, even men like myself, how can I defend myself from a larger attacker intent on doing me harm? God forbid there are more than one.

    It is not a holy or moral thing to forego killing such a person. Even if you would sacrifice your life for theirs, their next victim is on you.

    I have loved ones, I have a wife, a young daughter, and another child on the way. If the choice is between some maniac and one of them... that's no choice at all. To worry about trying to preserve the life of their would-be-murderer is so absurd it doesn't even truly deserve a response. Something's wrong with you, something in your brain, and I pray to whatever fictional deities might be listening that all your political proposals fall flat and never be acted upon.

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