I cannot speak to other States’ deadly force statutes, but here in Nevada, our statutes say that homicide is justified if you have reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm.
If an attacker were to come at you with a knife – and it really does not matter what size knife it is – do you think you would you have reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm? I know I would! Put yourself in the shoes of this US Navy seaman who was attacked by a man who assumed he was a political enemy.
Some questions arise:
- If you were armed with a firearm would you have defended yourself with deadly force?
- If not, why not? Inquiring minds would like to know.
- Are you growing concerned that incidents like this one may be on the rise in the USA, or
- Do you think that dangerous street thugs such as Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Earth First, etc) have become emboldened and are more likely to attack anyone they perceive to be a political enemy?
At Semper Firearms Training we encourage you to buy a gun, get trained in how to use it, get a Nevada CCW permit, and continue your firearms training as part of a defensive lifestyle.