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Old June 16, 2009, 02:24 PM   #125
Tucker 1371
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No one is saying that if you need to protect yourself - you shouldn't. But if you can escape - it proactive killing moral?
If you ask me, no, proactive killing is not moral. Your reason or justification for using deadly force should never be "he was a menace/threat/danger to society". However, "He was an immediate threat to me and/or my family" is just fine IMO.

But what about "he was an immediate threat to someone else"? Tough call. If it's just the loss of someone else's property (i.e. thug @ 7/11), then I'm calling the police and standing down. If he's a direct threat to another person's life, I will act only if I can do so with ZERO collateral damage.
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