If you are unwilling to do so, then you should not carry a firearm for personal protection. Whereas lawfully using a firearm for self-defense is often a last resort tactic, the failure to do so when the threat is imminent can lead to bad consequences: warning shots, struck bystanders, stolen gun, being harmed, and etc.
No credible Firearms Instructor will teach you to issue warning shots when your life is reasonably in imminent danger. If your life is "reasonably" in imminent danger, you either shoot the threat or do not shoot at all.
Today's tip was inspired from a news story out of WV, whereby it is alleged that a man and his wife were accosted by nine men who verbally threatened to harm them. The man, reportedly, drew his lawfully carried firearm and issued a warning shot at the sky. The nine men fled the scene. The "victim" was then arrested and charged with the crime of "Wanton Endangerment."
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.
Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.
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