Is it Right?
One of the major problems of gun ownership is not understanding all of the factors involved if you ever have to pick up your gun and use it because you fear for your life. Once a threat to your life has ceased, it is not RIGHT to pursue someone who has stolen property from you and take their life. The only time that it is RIGHT is when your life, or someone else's life, is in imminent danger. If someone enters your business and points a firearm at you and you fear for your life at that point you could make a decision to meet force with equal force, and fire upon your attacker. However, if you choose to not take action, probably because you are caught by surprise, and the robber takes your cash, and/or products and
leaves the store, it is not legally, and or morally right to follow that person out the door and shoot them while they are fleeing the scene. The threat to your life has stopped, and you should not exchange that person's life for material property.
Think about this. If a person robs someone at gun point, but does not shoot them, and you give them all the money in your cash drawer, then they leave your store, they have committed armed robbery. When they get caught, and that is a very probable scenario, they would be tried for armed robbery and serve time. They would not get a death sentence. Yet, if you follow them out the door and shoot and kill them during their escape, you have sentenced them to death. Most people who have been robbed at gun point and engage their robbers don't shoot to wound.
We should focus more on how to be responsible and the RIGHT thing to do in lethal situations. After all, that is the primary reason to own a firearm.
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