Originally Posted by strantor
It will help you in court later. Like the above poster said, if you aren't justified in killing someone then you aren't justified in shooting at them at all.
No, what will help you in court is NOT killing them. You are not out to kill someone that is trying to harm you, you are out to STOP them from harming you.
This is why it is not shoot to kill it is shoot to stop the threat.
You are NEVER justified in killing someone, you are only justified in stopping them from harming you or your family period.
You will have a MUCH larger chance of being taken to court after killing someone versus stopping the threat and any judge that hears you say "I shot to kill" will not be on your side, on the other hand if you say "I shot to stop the threat" you will be playing a whole different ball game. If you shoot to kill then you predetermined before you pulled the trigger to take a life which NEVER will go in your favor in court.
If you took any class that told you "Shoot to Kill" you should seek different education in the future