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Regarding "Surveying the Landscape" (June/July): As an NRA certified instructor, I believe we need to be very careful of what we say and suggest lest it be taken out of context, and as gospel, by the inexperienced armed civilian. Richard Nance writes, "Faced with a potential deadly threat, a reasonable tactic may be to draw your firearm."

In most states a defender may not resort to deadly force based on a feeling or thought. He must be able to articulate what the actual deadly threat was before he can justifiably use deadly force. In this case, if you draw your firearm on an unarmed subject, regardless of what the hairs on the back of your neck are doing, and he then draws his gun, he will be the one entitled to "defense of justification."

Jeffrey Weiss

CROTON ON HUDSON, NY

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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Weiss, Jeffrey
Publication:Handguns
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Oct 1, 2015
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