Originally Posted by shortwave
...the necessity to use violence in self defense should be weighed after all the facts are gathered...
"Should"? What does "should" have to do with anything? This is real life.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper