It's important to understand that while they're not the norm, there are determined attackers out there who won't automatically turn and run.
Are not the following likely to fall into that category?
- The attacker who is already very close to you, who may conclude in the heat of the moment that you will shoot him if he does not stop you first
- The desperate fugitive who has attacked you to get your car because his is known to the authorities, running poorly, or out of fuel, and he cannot escape without it
- Users of methamphetamine or bath salts who do not act like rational persons