Originally Posted by Boris
Be very careful with that. Every place I have ever lived it was illegal, as in it's a criminal act to use lethal force to maim a person for any reason.
Use a very bright flashlight to blind and disorient. Some lights are so bright it physically hurts the eyes.....
I think you have misunderstood the law in "every place you have ever lived."
In any State in the Union, when deadly force is justified, all force less than lethal is also justified. If someone is charging me with a knife, I can shoot him in the head or the foot. Of course it would take a complete moron to do the latter, but it would be perfectly justified by law.