posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:51 PM
I would say about 75-90% of people would kill another human being in self defense if it came down to it. I think if there was absolutely no choice,
like it was either me or my family member/friend or the shooter, I would kill them, but not without a lot of heartache.
Then I think though - when is killing in self defense really necessary? Even if the person has a gun, wouldn't injuring them (ie a kick in the
balls) and running do the job just as well? After all even a shot in the head doesn't always work and you might miss.
I don't blame anyone who ends up killing a perpetrator in self defense, unless it's done after the threat has retreated because then it's only
revenge, but why not focus on arming ourselves with martial arts and non-lethal weapons? I know Americans love their firearms and the idea of their
own personal justice, but firearms aren't foolproof, they can be turned on you.
Personally, I would NEVER defend myself with the intent to kill. I would do what I could, and if that meant killing, sadly, it must be, but I feel
like if you defend yourself with the intention of causing death, it's basically revenge, while if you end up killing them without trying to, that's
just like an accident.
I find it kind of disturbing how quick people are to shoot first and ask questions later. Surely killing a human being must be almost as difficult as