Following up on yesterday's blog and comments, here is a new hypothetical situation:
- You and your spouse wake up to the sound of shattering glass at 3am. Your spouse goes to check it out and then you hear a gun shot. You get your gun from the top shelf of your closet and run into the kitchen where you see a man in dark clothes holding a gun and standing over your spouse who appears to be shot and dead, lying on the floor. You point and shoot a couple of times at the intruder, but not being skilled at firing a weapon you only hit the intruder once in the shoulder. The intruder falls to the floor and the weapon slides across the floor to the other side of the kitchen. The intruder is still alive and conscious, but is slumped on the ground holding his shoulder and appears to be in too much pain to get up.
Split decision, what do you do next?
A. Run into the bedroom, lock the door, and call the police.
B. Continue to aim the gun at the intruder and call the police.
C. Shoot the intruder in the leg to make sure they don't go anywhere and then call the police.
D. Empty your clip on the person and then call the police.