Disparity of Force

Can you use a firearm to defend yourself against an unarmed attacker?  Should you?

There are a lot of misconceptions about this issue.  Massad Ayoob does a good job explaining it here…

“Disparity of force was a key element here. It means when an ostensibly unarmed man is so likely to kill or cripple you, his physical advantage becomes the equivalent of a deadly weapon, and warrants your recourse to a gun or knife or whatever in self-defense.”

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