I get that, but I just don't do threats. The way I see it, I'm not going to draw my gun on anyone unless I am genuinely in fear for my life. So, by that point, I'm committed. If I draw on someone, if they don't immediately stop what they're doing that's got me scared between me getting on target and saying, "STOP OR I WILL SHOOT YOU" in my "don't **** with me" voice, then they're going to get shot.Yeah, maybe the idea of a Taser is more effective than the actual Taser. I can see someone getting pretty ticked off if you fire a taser and miss, or it hits them and doesn't do its job lol.
I feel that 3 to 4 tenths of a second is sufficient to back the **** off from me.
For a less than lethal option? **** em. They're not going to die. Light em up. I see no reason to hesitate with a can of mace or a tazer. Someone's getting in your ****, get them out of your **** right now. Don't give them time to react/prepare. In my wife's cousin's case (cousin in law?) she was violated. May not be on the same level as rape, but it's rapidly approaching sexual assault and I feel making his eyes burn for a day or three is the correct amount of force. Curb stomping him while he's down crosses that line, and as much as I love my wife's response, it's the incorrect one.
My thinking is all about the appropriate use of force, and knowing when to draw the line. Ever see those videos of the assholes dressed as clowns terrorizing the downtown areas with chainsaws and hammers, they're trying to be funny, scaring folks and all, may even be around Halloween, not sure, but they start threatening a guy who draws his gun and says, "STOP OR I WILL SHOOT YOU!" and they curl up into little balls saying "It's a joke! It's a joke!" To me, that is the exact right thing to do. I am personally not taking a chance that the guy dressed as a killer clown with a running chainsaw in the middle of a public street is just "kidding". I'm going to point my gun at you and give you ONE chance to back the **** up and lie down on the ground. Running away is also a valid option for them. My life is far too valuable to me to give a guy with a sledgehammer or a chainsaw a chance to get within Mace range.