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Old December 9, 2012, 06:47 PM   #22
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by Scorch
...So my philosophy... shoot to kill...
Bad idea. We shoot to stop, not to kill. Shooting to stop could result in the death of the assailant, and we must accept that. But our goal is not to kill; it is to stop.

If one shoots an attacker, and he stops but is still breathing, finishing him off becomes murder.
"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
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