Openryan seems to think I'm trigger-happy.
Why is every fight a gunfight?
Not everyone is trying to kill you.
If some bum were to approach me and ask for money, I would make a determination whether or not to give it to him based upon my own feelings of generosity.......or not.
If I choose NOT to give him money (most likely), he better head the other way and ask another person.
CONTRARY TO YOUR OPINION, I DO NOT SHOOT HIM AT THIS POINT.
If he were to continue to pester me, I would INFORM HIM (just in case he failed to notice my large .45 caliber pistol carried in condition 1) that I am armed and will shoot him if he does not cease and desist. Then I walk away.
NOTICE: I STILL HAVE NOT PUT ANY HOLES IN HIM.
If he were then still dense enough to CONTINUE harrassing me, he must not be very afraid of Federal Hydrashocks. I would then remove my firearm from it's holster, take a defensive stance, and hold it at the low ready position.
NOTICE: I STILL HAVE NOT SOILED MY FIREARM'S BARREL.
If, by some amazing lack of common sense, the idiot still hasn't figured out that he's not getting a dime, and fails to leave, we are at a stalemate.
I STILL HAVE NOT SHOT.
We can stand there all night. He can look at me all he wants as I walk away. He takes any motion towards me whatsoever, HE'S BEEN WARNED ENOUGH......
I'm putting him down......for good.
Most scenarios, I'm guessing the panhandler will take off at the first mention of GUN. If he doesn't, I think you're going to need more than Hot Sauce.
People will ask about someone tackling me, or surprising me, or being too close to carry on the previous conversation.
I am carrying a deadly weapon. When I become unconcious, the other guy has a deadly weapon. Any attempt to incapacitate me becomes a life threatening situation.