First, yes, you do have the right. You are doing it to save another life. He made the choice when he started stabbing. Call it assisted suicide if it helps.Originally Posted by adamantium
Second, shooting the perp in the foot is cute, but is only effective in the movies, and lousy movies at that. To begin with, you have to either be good enough to hit the foot from far, or close enough to get stabbed yourself. Why be that close? And if you are that good a shot, you have been practicing long enough that you have already settled the question for yourself. Why practice so much if not to use the skill you have developed, if needed? Otherwise, go do something else.
Also, shooting in the foot wont stop him from stabbing.
The rule is, shoot for the centre mass, the biggest target, and don't fuck around. That means the chest. But depending on what ammo you use, and what gun, and where you hit the perp, and his condition (if he is on PCP, your really in trouble), he can still stab. However, if you are good enough, go for the head. Brain with a bullet wont continue stabbing.