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  •  "almost certainly still be alive," (0+ / 0-)

    The rest is true. But that is just a bet of yours there is noway to know beforehand if a violent event will turn deadly. Even if there are no weapons. A fist can easily be deadly.

    Id rather take a punch or two in the face than deal with having killed someone. The problem is you never know where it will stop, as such if its at all even close to possible, giving absolute leeway to the initial victim is the only option.  

    Maybe the crazed drug addict will take your wallet and leave.

    Maybe you hand over your wallet and the guy blows you away any way.

    If you have the option to end the threat with safety for yourself and loved ones, the law should be, and morality is on your side. .

    •  Of course a crazed drug addict (0+ / 0-)

      Would take your wallet and leave, since they want the money to get the drugs.

      Not likely to blow you away, because they know that the penalty is far worse for that.

      But, that's not what the diary is about. It's about how you would feel afterwards if you killed them. You may feel it was morally right, but there is a likelihood that you will still feel crappy about it, and reply the scene over and over again.

      That's how our minds work, trying to find a better solution to the situation.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 01:52:50 AM PST

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    •  Statistically, he was unlikely to die. (0+ / 0-)

      Most street fights, even one-sided ones, don't end with the death of the victim.

      If the victim decides they're not interested in playing the odds with dying because some jerk attacks them, I don't really blame them.

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