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    Quote Originally Posted by jibbster View Post
    ...would have no problem capping someone armed with a chain if the circumstances dictated.
    What about these particular circumstances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocked _and_Locked View Post
    What about these particular circumstances?

    Hard to say since I wasn't there, but if the crook was herding employees into the back room, that in and of itself, increases the risk factor...

    Having worked in LE for many years, I am assuming that this off duty cop saw a threat and reacted appropriately... no shots were fired..if he was on-duty and in uniform, and the suspect was armed with a chain, I am sure he would have taken him off at gunpoint, too.

    I have seen some pretty serious head injuries and gashes to arms and torsos from chain fights, so I am hesitant to reduce my threat factor here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -06 View Post
    He did not say a Chain Saw but a heavy chain. If he turned his back and opened the register that would have opened a problem. Deadly force would not have been OK'd IMO. If he "aggressed" the Sgt. then he could have been stopped as it would have been considered a deadly weapon
    You can justifiably shoot someone that does NOT have a weapon. Let me say that again; You can justifiably shoot someone that does not have a weapon.

    It is the fear that a "reasonable" person would feel that he/she is in IMMEDIATE danger of Serious Physical injury or DEATH.

    Cop or not, neither would be justified in shooting him over a theft of property.

    If he fled the scene, the cop would MAYBE pursue. A CCW holder would be relieved.
    A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.

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