I can also understand where both immediate posts are coming from(the two just before me on each side of the coin). Yeah just saying this was self-defense has degrees of iffyness lol. masked guy dead on your daughter's floor at 3am, woman shot in a domestic at a grocery store before you unload on perp to save her(and in the process of eliminating the threat the perp dies), etc will hold more weight than a guy drunk outside a bar who got in a fight, shot a man with no witnesses(or witnesses with conflicting reports) that claims he feared for his life beause the dead man went to strangle him and said he was gonna kill him.
my only point is deadly force is justified not only to save your life, but that also it can be used to save another's life even if you aren't threatened.
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