Chasing and shooting

Chasing a criminal after they have attempted to break contact is not the way to set yourself up for success. Shooting the criminal at the conclusion of the chase is a good way to end up in prison. It’s common enough to be one of the 11 categories of Negative Outcomes in Serious Mistakes Gunowners Make.

A Miami man who allegedly chased an unarmed burglar and shot him several times as he begged for his life is facing an attempted murder charge.

Prior planning prevents poor performance. If you have a firearm for Personal Protection, don’t just think about the incident, plan for the aftermath.

3 responses

  1. Perhaps a separate Criminal Code and Traffic Laws (Road Rage) for very emotional people.

  2. Steven M. Harris

    That article contains the usual know-nothing statements about Florida law and the subjective drivel about the Zimmerman trial. There is no such thing as “traditional” self-defense as distinguished from a SYG defense. The ability to retreat is not a factual issue in the reported incident. Pursuit and duty to retreat (which should not to be confused with desist) are mutually exclusive. Zimmerman did not shoot Trayvon Martin as is alleged in the article; Martin was not “walking home” when he was lawfully shot. He was on top of Zimmerman pounding him in a life threatening manner. The article confuses pretrial immunity with SYG as well. The case is NOT a test for anything remotely related to SYG.

  3. You’re not exactly a reluctant participant if you chase someone down. Win the race to call 911 instead, and tell your side of the story as the victim.

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