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Yeah, the thoracic artery is a biggy. Apparently the pelvic girdle is at least as effective for immobilizing - but maybe is no less likely to be fatal (there'll be a kidney nearby). My dread of killing anybody is slightly less than my intolerance for getting killed though.
 

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The other problem with shooting in the leg is that if they are armed they can still shoot back.:)
 

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That's why you double tap....one in each arm.
 

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You are wasting ammo when you shoot the leg, arm on non lethal area. My saying is this: Trespassers and thieves will be violated, shot and eaten. If you are still alive, you will be shot again, and not in the arm or leg. We will aim for the breastbone or the head bone. Ammo is too valuable to waste!!!!!!!!

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BTW- Violations will be conducted on a daily basis until the attitude turns for the better!!!
 

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You are wasting ammo when you shoot the leg, arm on non lethal area. My saying is this: Trespassers and thieves will be violated, shot and eaten. If you are still alive, you will be shot again, and not in the arm or leg. We will aim for the breastbone or the head bone. Ammo is too valuable to waste!!!!!!!!

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BTW- Violations will be conducted on a daily basis until the attitude turns for the better!!!
Yep,dead man tells no tale.;)
 

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Bear spray..just because it reaches further and there's more of it....then shoot the leg.
 

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First, do not shoot unless you have a deadly situation.

I guess I'm old school as I was taught to shoot to stop the threat and don't stop shooting until the threat is eliminated.
 

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Most people who subscribe to the "shoot him in the leg" theory have, 1) Never fired a handgun. And, 2) Watched too movies and TV shows. The casual observer thinks it's a piece of cake.
 

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Most people who subscribe to the "shoot him in the leg" theory have, 1) Never fired a handgun. And, 2) Watched too movies and TV shows. The casual observer thinks it's a piece of cake.

I agree. If you are in a serious enough of a situation where you have to draw and shoot, you need to eliminate the threat quickly. That doesn't mean shoot the threat and then when the threat is down dump a mag in his head, the object isn't to kill but to stop the threat. If he dies, that wasn't what you were trying to do. If the threat threatens your life or your family's life, the threat has just violated his right to life. The best case scenario is that you don't even have to shoot. If you do, then hopefully the threat survives. You're not out to kill anyone.
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If you have to shoot. It is to stop the threat. When it goes to court and you say I just wanted to wound him you will be in big trouble
 
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