Nobody's envisioned self-defense scenario starts out with their back against their loved one, hemmed in by a grocery store checkout on one side and a rack of Juicy Fruit and The National Enquirer on the other, and with the bad guy on top of them having just drawn a pistol...
From discussion elsewhere:
There's a chance that Mr. Seedy wasn't even trying to get her PIN but just looked like he was and, when confronted about it, bowed up and "Stood muh ground!"EDIT: Followup article...
You just need a clean criminal record to get a permit, you don't need any intelligence or social skills.
Harryman, who did not testify at his trial, said he told Young that he was armed. It was a warning, not a threat, Harryman said.Next self-defense scenario: You're standing in line at the grocery store when the husband of the woman in front of you in line decides you've been trying to read his wife's PIN and circles the register, shouting obscenities, to physically assault you...
Young responded, "I don't give a (expletive). I'm gonna (expletive) you up," Harryman said.
Harryman said he had seconds to deal with an unprovoked attack.
Young punched him and Harryman said he did not punch back. "I got beat up so bad I had a stroke," Harryman said.
The gun was his last resort.