Using deadly force in self-defense with a firearm to protect yourself or ones in your party from one or more attackers who are inflecting great bodily harm or with intent to kill is permitted. Given that the opponent(s) presenting the ability to cripple or kill you. Such ability is pretty obviously when a force multiplier is present, such as a gun, knife, or any blunt instrument of some wielded in a threatening manner.
Nonetheless, the ability to cripple or kill may take the forum of a, not what we called common weapons, but a forum of some physical advantage that the opponent has over you. That tilts the odds so greatly to his side that his continued assault (just using the fist which can become a weapon during the attack) is likely to kill or maim you. This situation is known as a “disparity of force.” Now let’s take a look at the several different forums disparity of force can take. Continue reading “Disparity of Force: When to Use a Firearm Against an Unarmed Attacker” »