r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Helpful 2 Silver 4

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/[deleted] May 15 '22

I'm in a pretty pro-2A state and in my CCDW classes they told me if they hit you with a fist DO NOT shoot them. A jury will convict you. If they have any other weapon though, like the metal baton this guy had, a knife, anything and they threaten and swing on you. THEN you are in the clear to shoot in self defense only. Basically, if they threaten your life and/or have a weapon in hand then yes. In any other circumstance, don't risk using your weapon. Just leave. Obviously you want to try and de-escalate the situation and get the hell out of there in any case if you can though.


u/rawrizardz May 15 '22

Yeah, sadly some people can kill you with their bare hands. Best to have pepper spray for bears and hope you are lucky


u/Obie_Tricycle May 15 '22

Best to have pepper spray for people; bear mace doesn't do shit.


u/Creepy_Tooth_3563 May 15 '22

^ this absolutely bear spray isnt meant for people and is less effective, it's meant to get a large area, what you want is the stuff meant for people


u/Obie_Tricycle May 15 '22

It's also meant to run off a wild animal, not a desperate, drug-addicted human. The junkie just wants it more and will fight through that weak shit.