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    Situation Resolved with no shots fired

    The requirements may vary from state to state on this one.

    Assume the following scenario: You're in a parking garage and a thug approaches and attempts to mug you. Hearing his threat and seeing he has a large knife, you're able to draw your weapon. At this point the thug drops the knife and runs away obviously realizing he's made a serious underestimation of his target.

    What are your legal responsibilities at this point for:
    1) NOT being reported as an individual brandishing a firearm
    2) What do you do about the large knife now unclaimed on the ground
    3) Obviously this area is not one you consider safe. If you leave immediately are there any ramifications from the incident?

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    Call 911 and leave the scene alone until the police show up? I would think that this "thug" would be a person of interest for law enforcement. You do have a carry permit in a state that allows it correct?
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

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    Yes I have a Tx CHL.

    I suppose the 911 operator would let you know what other information would be required and if you needed to make a statement they could arrange for an officer to meet you at a safer location.

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    Call 911, they will alert all LEO's to form a few mile perimeter around the incident. They will catch him most likely. Do not touch the knife. Take cover until a LEO arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeaponsEducation View Post
    Call 911, they will alert all LEO's to form a few mile perimeter around the incident. They will catch him most likely. Do not touch the knife. Take cover until a LEO arrives.
    And make sure your weapon is holstered BEFORE the cops show up.
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