posted on Jun, 1 2007 @ 06:08 PM
It would depend on the situation. If possible, I'd try to talk and reason with the person, or find a way other than violence. To me, shooting them
is a last resort. However, that said, if some guy comes in firing, I'm not going to politely ask him to cease fire, I'm going to blow his head off.
If the guy came in, say holding his gun, but not shooting, maybe demanding all my food or something, that is when I'd try to reason or use other
nonviolent means, first.
It would also depend if I'd had run-ins with that particular individual before. If some guy comes along that I know has stolen from me in the past
or has harmed others or me in the past, he is going to get far less leeway from me. In that kind of situation, I would be more likely to resort to
violence, even perhaps to using it before they did, knowing that they cannot be reasoned with or trusted, and therefore not even trying those