You have a good point there. It would be interesting to see what the aftermath of this situation yields on a legal stand point. I'll bet there is an eager anti-gun prosecutor chomping at the bit to go after the permit holder for the exact reasons you stated. If the suspects were running away unarmed, then it would have made better sense to just chase them and tackle them to the ground and detain them that way until police arrived. I can't believe I'm saying this either, but I think the permit holder went too far on this one. He is going to probably be in some deep shee. Maybe we should carry an extra magizine with blanks in it if just hearing a discharge can stop unarmed bad guys in their tracks. lol I don't think they would prosecute if it was just blanks.