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    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.

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    Tackleberry wrote:
    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.
    Whichever one is most likely to start threads on gun forums about hypothetical defense scenarios rather than just research it from noted experts or authorities in the field, or just posts the info if he already has it.

    Because he could just tell the forum which one and why.
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    Tackleberry wrote:
    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.
    Not enough information to answer the question:

    What are they doing? Is the guy with the knife running at your, or simply menacing?

    How do you know they are assailants at the distance? have they "assailed" you yet, or simlpy theatening it?



    Short answer - whichever one is preenting the "immediate threat" that gives cause for deadly force in self-defense



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    Neither. The one with the gun in his waistband is demonstrating the "Virginia Tuck" and is busy buying his twin 8 yo daughters ice cream cones. The one with the knife is pickin' his fingernails.

    Shoot the nervous guy with the gun frantically going back and forth between the two. If you have to, stick it in your mouth and pull...

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    WWAAAAYY not enough info.

    Where is this going down? In my own home, or in a public place?

    Are there other people around?

    Are the assailants coming at me?

    Are both of them coming at me or just one of them?

    Are they attacking someone else?

    Are they reasonably close together or are they positioned at different angels of attack from me?

    Is this event taking place in low light or bright daylight?

    What phase of the moon are we in?

    Has Jack and the rest of the Oceanic 6 made it back to the island yet?

    Come on man, we need more to work with here.



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    What focus, lens and f-stop are you using?

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    Tackleberry wrote:
    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.
    I shoot my e-bullets at the e-thug trolling the forums first.

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    DreQo wrote:
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    HAHAHHAHA

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    shad0wfax wrote:
    I shoot my e-bullets at the e-thug trolling the forums first.
    I smell troll too!:X

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    Draw,,aim at the one with the guncover both,,then shoot the one with the gun first if he drew,,,triple tap both

    ‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’ Thomas Jefferson

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    Is the guy with the handgun open carrying? If he's open carrying I'd be so scared of him I'd probably just run away. If he was concealed carrying I'd go kick him in the balls and spit on his face because we all know concealed carrying doesn't deter people.

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    Is the guy with the handgun open carrying? If he's open carrying I'd be so scared of him I'd probably just run away. If he was concealed carrying I'd go kick him in the balls and spit on his face because we all know concealed carrying doesn't deter people.
    THAT made me laugh. Out loud even...

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    I'd draw both my gold-plated 1911s at once and take them both out, dual-wielding.

    And then supermodels would fall to their knees at my feet telling me how awesome I am.

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    You guys are all wrong. I have heard this one before. You shoot the Lawyer.
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    Orygunner wrote:
    AWDstylez wrote:
    Is the guy with the handgun open carrying? If he's open carrying I'd be so scared of him I'd probably just run away. If he was concealed carrying I'd go kick him in the balls and spit on his face because we all know concealed carrying doesn't deter people.
    THAT made me laugh. Out loud even...

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    Would you still laugh if you knew I was being sarcastic? :P Or did you take it that way already?

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    Tackleberry wrote:
    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.
    I would shoot the little girl standing near them and here's why...

    Well, first I was gonna pop the guy with the knife, but then I realized that he was just cutting off a string on his jacket from a loose seam. I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' into my sewing room bust me in my ass while I'm working on the sewing machine? Then I saw this snarling beast of a guy with a handgun in his waistband, and I noticed he had his wife and kids with him and was just exercising his rights to defend them if need be. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, y'know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of bad guys, this time of night with quantum physics books? She about to start some ****, Zed. She's about eight years old, those books are WAY too advanced for her. If you ask me, I'd say she's up to something. And to be honest, I'd appreciate it if you eased up off my back about it.

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    Orygunner wrote:
    AWDstylez wrote:
    Is the guy with the handgun open carrying? If he's open carrying I'd be so scared of him I'd probably just run away. If he was concealed carrying I'd go kick him in the balls and spit on his face because we all know concealed carrying doesn't deter people.
    THAT made me laugh. Out loud even...

    ...Orygunner...
    Would you still laugh if you knew I was being sarcastic? :P Or did you take it that way already?
    Yes, I was recently informed my Sarcastic Detector was broken recently, so I had it adjusted. I saw the sarcastic humor in what you posted, laughed out loud, and wanted to let you know I enjoyed it.

    ...Now if I can just get around to doing something about my busted Procrastination Alarm ...
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    deepdiver wrote:
    Tackleberry wrote:
    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.
    I would shoot the little girl standing near them and here's why...

    Well, first I was gonna pop the guy with the knife, but then I realized that he was just cutting off a string on his jacket from a loose seam. I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' into my sewing room bust me in my ass while I'm working on the sewing machine? Then I saw this snarling beast of a guy with a handgun in his waistband, and I noticed he had his wife and kids with him and was just exercising his rights to defend them if need be. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, y'know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of bad guys, this time of night with quantum physics books? She about to start some @#$%, Zed. She's about eight years old, those books are WAY too advanced for her. If you ask me, I'd say she's up to something. And to be honest, I'd appreciate it if you eased up off my back about it.

    Too many video games for you.




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    AWDstylez wrote:
    deepdiver wrote:
    Tackleberry wrote:
    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.
    I would shoot the little girl standing near them and here's why...

    Well, first I was gonna pop the guy with the knife, but then I realized that he was just cutting off a string on his jacket from a loose seam. I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' into my sewing room bust me in my ass while I'm working on the sewing machine? Then I saw this snarling beast of a guy with a handgun in his waistband, and I noticed he had his wife and kids with him and was just exercising his rights to defend them if need be. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, y'know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of bad guys, this time of night with quantum physics books? She about to start some @#$%, Zed. She's about eight years old, those books are WAY too advanced for her. If you ask me, I'd say she's up to something. And to be honest, I'd appreciate it if you eased up off my back about it.

    Too many video games for you.




    FAIL!





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    TechnoWeenie wrote:
    AWDstylez wrote:
    deepdiver wrote:
    Tackleberry wrote:
    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.
    I would shoot the little girl standing near them and here's why...

    Well, first I was gonna pop the guy with the knife, but then I realized that he was just cutting off a string on his jacket from a loose seam. I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' into my sewing room bust me in my ass while I'm working on the sewing machine? Then I saw this snarling beast of a guy with a handgun in his waistband, and I noticed he had his wife and kids with him and was just exercising his rights to defend them if need be. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, y'know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of bad guys, this time of night with quantum physics books? She about to start some @#$%, Zed. She's about eight years old, those books are WAY too advanced for her. If you ask me, I'd say she's up to something. And to be honest, I'd appreciate it if you eased up off my back about it.

    Too many video games for you.




    FAIL!





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    Maybe he knew that once, but got hit with the flashy thing.


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    AWDstylez wrote:
    deepdiver wrote:
    Tackleberry wrote:
    Let's say your facing two (2) assailants about 20 feet away, one has a knife in his hand, the other has a handgun in his waistband.


    Q. Which one do you shoot first?

    And please explain why.
    I would shoot the little girl standing near them and here's why...

    Well, first I was gonna pop the guy with the knife, but then I realized that he was just cutting off a string on his jacket from a loose seam. I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' into my sewing room bust me in my ass while I'm working on the sewing machine? Then I saw this snarling beast of a guy with a handgun in his waistband, and I noticed he had his wife and kids with him and was just exercising his rights to defend them if need be. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, y'know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of bad guys, this time of night with quantum physics books? She about to start some @#$%, Zed. She's about eight years old, those books are WAY too advanced for her. If you ask me, I'd say she's up to something. And to be honest, I'd appreciate it if you eased up off my back about it.


    Too many video games for you.


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    After further deliberation on this OP query, I have decided to leave the choice up to the 2 assailants. I will shootthe firstone that presents an eminent threat of severe bodily injury or death to me, or others. The choice will be up to them, disarm or risk severe injury.

    I can be quite accommodating when I have to be.

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    I would probably have to run away as NH lacks an expanded Castle Doctrine thereby denying honest citizens of the right to defend themselves wherever they have a legal right to be. Thankfully, we are allowed to defend ourselves within our homes without having to seek retreat. But on the street you can run or take your chance with 12 jurors. Either way the options suck.

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