Just throwing scenarios out there and interested in what ATOT has to say. These are all assuming you have a gun. 1. Guy holds you up at gunpoint and takes your wallet. He turns around to leave and you take out your gun and kill him. Justified? 2. You see a guy holding up someone else with a gun. If you shoot the person in the head while his gun is pointed at someone, will his gun go off? 3. If you shoot someone in self defense but fail to kill him, and he is laying there slowly and painfully bleeding to death, do you allow him to die slowly or essentially execute him? What would the law say if you did the latter? You do not have the know-how or self-protection to render aid. 4. If you take out your gun to shoot someone in self defense but in the process kill an innocent bystander and the bad guy still escapes, what happens to you? 5. If you take out your gun to shoot someone in self defense but in the process kill an innocent bystander in addition to the bad guy, what happens to you? 6. If a bad guy is holding someone up and you draw your weapon and the bad guy kills the person being held up before being killed by you, what happens to you? 7. If a bad guy sees you have a gun and takes someone as a human shield, what do you do? Do you lay down your firearm and very likely get shot while defenseless, or try to kill the gunman even though he has a human shield? 8. If a person without a gun starts picking up stones and throwing them at you, can you use your gun to kill him? Probably more to come as I think of them. MOAR 9. You see a man raping a woman at night. Should you immediately draw your weapon and shoot him dead, no questions asked? 10. You are running away from a gunman hot on your tail and run into a room without an exit. You point your gun at the door to shoot the gunman as soon as he enters the room. There is motion, you shoot immediately, but it turns out you've just killed an innocent. What happens? 11. You go into someone's yard at night to retrieve a soccer ball your son accidentally kicked into the guy's yard. While on the lawn the owner comes out aiming a gun at you. Do you draw and fire or do you not do anything and hope the owner doesn't kill you outright? 12. There's a suicide bomber with a jacket full of explosives with a trigger in his hand and he looks like he may set it off soon. You are too far from any meaningful cover. Do you draw your weapon and fire at him? 13. A guy is frantically running away from someone chasing him and he's screaming for help. Do you shoot the guy chasing him, no questions asked? You're not sure if the chaser has a weapon or not.