Shoot/Don’t Shoot?

My conceal carry insurance is with USCCA.  I get a very good monthly magazine that has really good information and this month, there was also the below email about a shooting situation to discuss.

At an Enterprise, Alabama, Waffle House, one customer knocked a veteran with PTSD to the floor, the Southeast Sun reported. Management asked the attacker to leave. When the veteran arose, he asked the clerk to call the police.

He then went outside and told his attacker that the police were on the way. The attacker said he had a gun and appeared to reach into his truck. He came at the victim, slamming the veteran’s head against the wall.

The veteran then drew his lawfully carried firearm and shot the attacker in the leg. The state charged the veteran with aggravated assault, but a judge dismissed the case.

As usual, there’s information missing that I would like to know.

But, I will agree that this was a good shoot and I would say it wasn’t really a “stand your ground” case as the attacker had slammed the victim into a wall so the person would be acting in legal self defense (since the attacker stated he had a gun) and the victim would still be in mortal danger.

The mistake was following the attacker outside.

Nothing good ever comes from doing that.

 

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