"No matter what the BG does, you're going to shoot? You're not going to wait to see if the threatening behavior ceases?"
How long do you wait? If you have time to wait, you have time to escape. If you had time to wait, it must have not been that 'imminent' a threat?
I just don't like the idea of pointing a gun at someone, or holding them at gunpoint, you see... I'm not a cop, I have no responsibility to talk them down or prolong my foray into harms-way. They either are an imminent lethal threat, or they are not.
Actually, no, if I have time to wait, I DO NOT have time to escape. As I have mentioned before, I carry for work. My work involves hiking in the oilpatch in the middle of nowhere, miles from my truck.
I like the idea of pointing a gun at someone, having them change their mind instead of getting shot, and having to explain myself to the police instead of having killed someone. I have EVERY responsibility to do whatever I can to avoid shooting someone.
I feel very sorry for the BG's who will encounter someone who will shoot them dead even if they turn and run, because they *were* an imminent threat.