Another, "what would YOU do" thread
Curious as to your responses.
Here is the scenario.
Let's say you are in your car at a red light. You are boxed in on all sides so you can't drive off. You have your window down, when you are physically attacked, be it by some road rager, or just a random thug. Some guy is punching you through your open window. He is NOT using anything but his fists. You are unable to call 911 because of the assault. You are unable to get the window up. You are unable to get the seat belt off to move away from him. You ARE armed with a pistol and you DO have access to it. The question is, would you shoot him?
The thing I keep thinking about is will a jury think you over-reacted because "the guy had no weapon, just his fists".
Personally, I would shoot, for several reasons. One, I consider his fists as weapons, and even though not many people are killed by punches, it does happen, (besides, I'm not about to sit there and take a beat down!). Second, I am totally defensive. He attacked me. Third, I live in a state which has the 'castle doctrine' which says I can use deadly force if attacked in my domicile, and by extention, that includes my car. Thing is, many of you do not have this doctrine in your states, so there would DEFINITELY be legal trouble for you! With that said, what would you do?
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