If Your Life Or The Life Of Someone Else Was In Danger....

Canada
September 4, 2009 1:19pm CST
...are you prepared to use physical force? Walker and I are watching an episode of one of our favourite shows, Sue Thomas F B Eye, about a deaf FBI agent. In the opening scene a man tried to rob a hair salon where Sue and her colleague Tara are having their hair done. When the opportunity arises, and the would-be robber is about to shoot an innocent lady coming out of the bathroom, Tara jumps up and shoots him. He dies the next morning. During the show Tara grapples with emotional issues because of what she was forced to do, while her colleagues assure her that she did the right thing, and had no choice. She's initially fine, then deals with issues, and is fine at the end. ...How would you handle a situation like that? Do you think you'd be able to hold it together? While I've never had to use as much force as Tara did (I've never owned a weapon) I have had to use some kind of force, including the other night when a man tried to push me out of the way, as I was trying to walk up my own walkway to the froon door of my building. He was coming down the sidewalk with a bite, and tried to push me out of the way when I crossed infront of him, before he even showed up, to go up my walkway. I had to stand my grown, and physically prevent him from pushing me over. Had I needed to use more force than that, i could have, because I would have been defending myself, and I'd have felt little remorce, because I was only doing what I had to do. I also had to fight a guy off once, when he tried to hijack the taxi I had already called, and was trying to get into at the time. No problems there either. Are you able to put your conscience and emotions aside, when it really comes down to necessary SELF DEFENSE?
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10 responses
5 Sep 09
I believe if you are trying to defend another person that you have the right to defend them using deadly force. Some states and some people might not agree but I believe if somebody threatens somones life that they should lose thier right to claim that they were attacked.
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• Indonesia
4 Sep 09
I think everyone has the same nature about self-defense. We are human and human will not just do nothing if in danger. Even animals had instinct to kill when their life was almost at the edge. If you asked me, yes, i will all i can to stay alive. Not my fault if on that time i forget other people's life, because mine is threatened. Why? Because i am a mother, a child, a wife, my life is not just for myself, i must think of the impact for the people i loved. Will my child will be happy she grows without her mother to give her advice about the right way to choose?
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• United States
9 Sep 09
I would be able to, there is something about the power it takes to hurt somebody but that the unknown power to defend is often greater because it comes from a fight or flight trigger. If anybody tried to harm anybody in my family they would meet with a less than stellar day.
@MrKennedy (1994)
5 Sep 09
I would have no regrets in killing anybody that dared threaten mine or anybody else's life in a way I thought would be fatal. After all, if they are willing to take the life of an innocent human without remorse, why should I feel remorse for taking their life before they have the chance? ~Mr. Kennedy~
@hotsummer (10333)
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
i would definitely going to use physical force. only if that is really needed. if i can still ignore it why not. but there are times when you really have to stand your ground that people will realize that you can't just be push aside and that they can't just do what they would like to do.
@horsesrule (1961)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Yes, I believe that I would be able to use all necessary force to protect the life of someone I love. In fact I have often thought that if I was forced to make the choice between my loved ones lives and someone else's life, then they must be the one to die. The lives of my family are more important to me than anyone else's lives. It's not an attitude that I have a problem with. And I do believe that I could live with the consequences of my actions once I did them.
@prinzcy (5063)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 09
If a situation called for it, I will use by all mean to protect myself and the ones that I love. I punched a boy once when he bullied me. Of course, both of end up in the principal office. There was time a centipede entered my house and my younger brother was with me at that time. Normally I would let it go and I can't bring myself to kill it. But at that time, I don't want it to hurt my younger brother so I end up beating it to pulp. I am not proud of both action as above but it surprise me that sometimes I do act out of my norm just to defense myself and my love ones.
@dlr297 (5358)
• United States
4 Sep 09
Even though I have never been in a situation like that. If i felt that my life is in danger i would try and do what i could with out thinking about it at the time. It was happening. But if i happened to kill someone even though they were threatening me i would have a hard time dealing with it.
@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
4 Sep 09
Yes I amprepared to use physcal fore if I need to , to protect someone. Espically one of my kids was in danger. I wuld die for my kids.
• United States
4 Sep 09
Get me angry enough and I could kill almost anyone. If someone was trying to hurty a loved one , I hope could get angry enough to kill them. i will never know for sure, I may just be too scared to anything but I hope i would have the b@lls to do something.