I didn't straw man that. Either your pistol is out and ready to be used, or its safely in its holster. Or do you train to just casually walk around all day with it hanging at the end of your arm like its no big deal?
I call it "detroit ready". Look for my new self defense book in the fall.
Here's what I'm saying, one more time, since you dont seem to be getting it:
1. Drawing a weapon for a property crime is not a justifiable use of a weapon in this situation any more than pre-emptively drawing a weapon because theres some guys on the corner who look like they're up to no good.
OK, now we're at a point we can discuss this. I'm not drawing to protect Wal-Mart! I'm not drawing to protect the McDonalds or the eye store up front. I'm pre-emptively drawing my firearm because the store went from VERY VERY LOW probablity of me being assaulted to "A large crowd of felons has entered the store and could, in the flash of an eye, start killing people". This ties in to the other thread I'm sure you were involved where the guy was assaulted and battered in the mens room and people acted like it was just a gentle warm massage instead of potentially
a second away from a violent encounter. Does EVERY flash mob kill someone? Nope. Do some? Yep. To what degree of being killed by a mob of 'youth' go up when there is, in fact, a flash mob of youth in the same building I'm in? A billion fold, to the billionth power.
2. You saying that this in fact justifies the threat of lethal force and your subsequent drawing of the weapon means that you believe that this property crime represents a imminent threat to your life.
The law we've both just posted doesn't say anything about lethal force being a pre-req to draw the weapon. I could have thought that they were out to commit sodomy! Holding a sidearm in my hand isn't "threatening", AIMING it at someone is threatening, going to HUNT the bad guys is threatening, being an American citizen holding my lawfully owned firearm in my hand when a bunch of "potentially" violent criminals with a HUGE disparity of force comes into a building with felonious intent is NOT
3. Your actions are going to exacerbate the situation, not make it safer.
You have nothing to base that off of. It's just an opinion. I can cite THOUSANDS of shootings where the people just sat there and died, they didn't make it any less or more dangerous. I also have no evidence that pulling a gun out makes you MORE likely to be accosted or increases the chance that the mob will attack you.
If you don't admit that the POTENTIAL of violence exists; why do ANYTHING different? It's just like walking past a street performance, right?
"Attention Criminals; due to the rising costs of ammunition all warning shots will be fired into your chest and face!"