For those of us who live in states with Stand Your Ground laws, the option of using deadly force in defense of oneself or of another comes without the threat of civil and criminal litigation (for the most part). (This same thing is true within the home of people in Castle Doctrine states.) It has been argued that the specific codified exemption from prosecution and civil suits works to embolden gun owners so that they are more likely to use deadly force in a self-defense situation where that person could possibly have evaded harm himself without inflicting serious injury/death on his assailant. Without having been there, no one knows exactly how he will react in a given situation. That said, how many of you take into account the intricacies of the legal ramifications of using a firearm in self-defense when planning responses to life-threatening situations.