When Faced With a Threat, Should You Stand and Fight or Run?

WHEN FACED WITH A THREAT, SHOULD YOU STAND AND FIGHT OR RUN
WHEN FACED WITH A THREAT,
SHOULD YOU STAND AND FIGHT OR RUN
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National Carry Academy

USA-(Ammoland.com)- States that uphold the Duty to Retreat, reason that a person who is under imminent threat of personal harm must retreat from the threat as much as possible before responding with force.

States that uphold Stand Your Ground laws generally state that, under certain circumstances, individuals can use force to defend themselves without first attempting to retreat from the danger. The purpose behind these laws is to remove any confusion about when individuals can defend themselves and to eliminate prosecutions of people who legitimately used self-defense even though they had not attempted to retreat from the threat.

But then law is not quite so simple, nor is it uniform in all 50 states. States with Stand Your Ground Laws in some states may require a duty to retreat before any lethal force is involved, while others may have certain limitations as to when lethal force can be used i.e.: only on your own property etc. and still others remove the duty to retreat altogether. It’s always best to learn your state laws when carrying and using a gun in any fashion!

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    The video put me in Dallas, and if you take a look at what happened its obvious he ran from the cover he had. This should serve just like the Miami FBI shot out that took 2 agents, as a lesion. I have worn badges and stars, and would never disrespect anyone who wears a badge. I have viewed thousand of officer involved shootings, and they all serve as a learning lesson for Law Enforcement in the future. If you want to take that as disrespect, that’s your mistake.

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    The very moment they come after our Second Amendment is the exact moment we will start utilizing it to its fullest ponential.

    I am a United States Marine and we only run into the fire, bringing with us all the hell on Earth.

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    If you were able to see the video of the Dallas Sniper, you saw what happened to the fine Office who turned his back on the slime ball who shot him in the back . I aint far from 70 my self, and I will send lead at any one who ties to hurt me or mine, and take my chances, that I can make 12 people understand why.

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    Were YOU in Dallas at the time of the shooting? Perhaps the officer was running for cover. Don’t disrespect his memory by clueless guessing.

    Ray
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    Ray

    You have just stated very reason that the up coming election is so important. Our present administration wants to do away with all guns, and one of the candidates will carry this out, and try to eliminate the 4th amendment.

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    I am 70+ years of age. I don’t think I can run away. I avoid going to those States where I have to prove I can’t run away. There is a U. S. Supreme Court case that says there is no duty to retreat. Brown v. United States (1921) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._United_States_(1921) Wikipedia Brown v. United States, 256 U.S. 335 (1921), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that if a person is attacked, and that person reasonably believes that he is in immediate danger of death or grievous bodily injury, he… Read more »

    WB Adair
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    WB Adair

    Amen! Another reason to stand and fight is that when you “retreat” you are offering an attacker your defenseless back. You become an easy target. If you do not show your back, but move away while facing your attacker, you become vulnerable to running into obstacles or accomplices. Run away must doesn’t work well, even if you are an Olympic sprinter. Yet another reason running away is bad, who do you abandon to the attacker when YOU run. The old adage of “I don’t have to outrun the bear, just outrun you.” isn’t a good thing. If I could outrun… Read more »