Can I gun down anyone who comes to my door with something in their hands that appears to possibly be a weapon?WTR wrote:Police work is inherently dangerous . Ever Officer accepts that as part of the job. You simply cannot guess if a person has anything in their hands. You need to prosess the nerve to hold your fire until you KNOW if there is a weapon present . I'm tired of these Officer in their full combat regalia saying they thought there was a weapon when the victims hands prove to be empty or at worst holding a cell phone. If you don't have the nerve.....quit. Everyone wants to go home safely to their family. You shoot first and plead ignorance you need to go to jail. We need to hold the Police accountable.
When my local Constable approaches my son and I for a friendly chat about fishing while we are at the pond across from my house, can I gun him down if he makes a move that appears to be him going for a weapon? After all, he is clearly a MWAG.
Why should we hold our untrained citizens to a higher standard than our trained LEO's who have sworn a duty to protect and defend our rights?