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On the question below from AAM. Of the first three answers, two contained instances where a "Concealed Weapon" was produced, but

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  • FirstBubba
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    In my home uninvited? Armed or not, I see them as a threat to me and mine and they will be treated as such! Period!
    Out in the public? There are a gazillion different scenerios that can arise that would throw the most ardent CCW practioner off!

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  • 99explorer
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    Thee are scenarios in which the shooter has misjudged a situation and drawn his weapon with intent to shoot.
    If upon realizing his mistake, he withholds his fire, he may or may not be guilty of brandishing, but in either case, it is better than the alternative.

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  • hawndog
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    WAM, you are not alone in your thinking, however I will have to respectfully dissagree. If a situation can be defused without firing, then it should be. See my first post, and the post in the previous question.

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    If a perp sees me "brandishing" a sidearm, it will be the next to last thing he sees. The last being the muzzle flash. I was taught by the best to never draw a weapon and point it without firing, pausing only a millisecond to point/aim/fire the second round. "Brandishing" for more than a millisecond gives the perp the opportunity to disarm or kill you.

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  • FirstBubba
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    I agree DWalker

    An intruder in my home best be "right" with God, 'cause I'm going to do my part to see they meet face to face!

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  • DesertWalker
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    Here in Arizona it use to be illegal to brandish your weapon. But in the last couple years a law was past that you could pull your gun to defuse a situation and that would not be considered brandishing.
    Just to comment on one above, if there is an intuder in my home I guess I have always felt that does put me and my family in imanite danger. just me though. and most states with castle doctorine, there only has to be an intruder nothing more.

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  • 99explorer
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    As a rule, "brandishing" is legal if you would be justified in shooting. If the circumstances are such that deadly force is justifiable, but then the circumstances change after you have drawn your weapon, such as the surrender of your antagonist, you may hold him at gunpoint without fear of a brandishing charge.
    But if you have drawn your weapon merely to threaten with it, to gain leverage in a dispute, you would be guilty of brandishing.

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  • AAM
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    The 14 foot law is just crazy, what if they are pointing a weapon at you and they are 50 feet from you.God bless America and Gun owners.

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  • AAM
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    The 14 foot law is just crazy, what if they are pointing a weapon at you and they are 50 feet from you.

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  • jhjimbo
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    I have seen some LEO training that mentioned the number of feet to a suspect. everything changes when they are within the number of feet and able to grasp one another. perhaps a LEO could expound on that.

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  • FirstBubba
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    AAM

    OK

    deerhunterrick

    That does "make sense", but I'm put off by the "14 foot" rule. Why 14? Why not 15? If yo feel threatened and shoot at 14" 6", are you up Fecal Creek?
    Sorry rick. I don't really expect an answer, it's just what runs through my mind when I see stuff like that! LOL! (Laser sight/rangefinder in your grip like "Lasermark"?)

    In the beginning, as I understand it, you were required to "attempt" to leave. If you stumbled into a robbery in progress, you couldn't intervene unless you were threatened too.

    BTW! rick, 14' AIN'T VERY FAR! Everything I've read on concealed carry incidents says the "majority" occur within 20 feet! Tain't fer neither!

    God bless all us gun toters! May we never have to use 'em. May the good Lord guide our hand should the need arise and may we NEVER fire in anger! Amen!

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  • small game sportsman
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    I think thats the law in Ga too, but don't hold me to it.

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  • jhjimbo
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    If you create a public disturbance you can be cited, even open carry (which is legal) in Ohio if it creates public disturbance you can be cited.
    If you draw for a credible threat and the threat leaves i do not think you would be cited for not firing.

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  • AAM
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    Quick question, FirstBubba what state do you live in

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  • AAM
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    Well FirstBubba in TX where I live I don't see anything in our laws about brandishing weapons in self defense.

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