Originally Posted by SS
Maybe you should stop always trying to be the ultimate Devil's Advocate no matter what topic is being discussed.
You're trying to put unrealistic restrictions on someone defending their life. You have no experience, training or knowledge when it comes to this topic and yet you want to sit here and argue with people who do have experience, knowledge AND training for this very thing. You just want to argue and it shows.
I'll be standing by for some witty retort that has nothing to do with anything I just said. It's ok. As long as you feel better that's what counts.
Yes, of course, how unrealistic of me to expect you to determine if what another person who you feel threatened by just pulled from their pocket is actually a weapon that could hurt you. If you think it might be shoot them dead.
And yes, you are correct, in 47 years of life I have never been in a position there I needed to pull out a weapon to defend myself, so I'll leave the discussion to those of you that apparently have been in that situation more often.
And yes, I like to argue, and yes, I feel better.
But remember, the gun/knife fight was just an analogy of the conflict between the USA and North Korea. What is missing from that is that North Korea has a big friend (China) behind then with some awfully big guns.