Originally Posted by jhenry
"Most likely not in danger" is your assessment in the cold light of day. It was not her assessment apparently. Unless the dog was trained to attack that part of the equation is moot. The sex offender could have easily, in her mind and in fact, have been a serious threat to life and limb....
She's probably fortunate that she's is probably not going to have to try to make that argument. The vast majority of flashers do not present a physical risk. And it is a "reasonable person" test.
"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