Self Defense Scenario Discussion 1 Of ?:
Marik_Steele To rule in hell...Members Join Date: 2002-11-20 Member: 9466Posts: 4,200 mod
pistol to backThis'll be the first of a we'll-see-how-many series of self-defense discussions. I'm trying to keep this very separate from typical gun control or "why everyone should bring their baby pistol with them everywhere" threads. Instead I'm going to post a situation so we can talk about what's the smartest course of action as the victim.
Scenario: pistol to back.
Random person in mid- to low-light situation puts a pistol to someplace between your shoulderblades and demands something (asks for wallet or car keys, asks to <censored> you up, asks for the password to that Everquest account of yours valued at $10,000, whatever). Only contact between you and threat person is the gun; he has not grabbed you yet, and you have not been able to take a look at him yet. For the sake of the argument we'll say there's nobody else around in danger of stray bullets or able to contact authorities.
Your goals, in (my opinion) order of priority:
1. Avoid injury or death.
2. Avoid legal trouble.
3. Avoid losing whatever the threat maker is demanding.
Explain what you think is the smartest and safest course of action.
former NS community lead (back in the days of NS1, in between Nemesis Zero and Comprox)