posted on May, 28 2007 @ 10:37 AM
There's been a lot of threads on sit-x and the fighting that may come from it. And an overwhelming majority seem to say that they would use weapons
to protect themselves and loved ones. While that in itself is sometimes hard to do effectively when it's not target practice, when someone is
shooting back, I'll leave that to another day.
But assuming you are in a firefight, trying to obtain an objective, trying to defend a position, or simply trying to exit the area, will you use
deadly force on those who oppose you?
What if that opposer is a 14 year old kid?
Now do you try to talk him into lowering his weapon and cease the shooting? Do you put yourself, and those you love in your group, in mortal danger
because he's a kid? Do you ignore his age, and respond with deadly force to a deadly enemy?
The real question is, do you live or die right there? Whatever you decide now, before the SHTF, could be the difference in a life or death scenario in
And it's weaseling to say that you would just shoot to frighten him. If you shoot at all, you're shooting at him, and you stand a good chance of
killing him by accident. And if you fire so wide of the mark that there is no way you could hit him even by accident, then you're not scaring him at
all and only wasting ammo. So the "Shoot" to frighten." answer is not part of the picture here.
We need the views of both sexes on this issue.
[edit on 28-5-2007 by NGC2736]