I have to agree with you there. If you are standing in a "Mexican standoff," guns pointed at each other, and you and your opponent are both yelling at one another to put the gun down, you aren't doing something right. That seems to be TV stupidity and NOT taking advantage of the fact that the other guy is threatening to kill you and hasn't yet pull the trigger.
This is the perfect Rx for getting shot, . . . bad.
I made the decision a long time ago, . . . if I have to get my weapon out, . . . then the time for discussion and verbal discourse has ended, . . .
RE: USMC rules for gunfight, rule # 20 - The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
May God bless,
If you can breathe, . . . thank God!
If you can read, . . . thank a teacher!
If you are reading this in English, . . . thank a Veteran!