I put this in response to another poster who said she would shoot an entruder and feel no guilt. I think it is worth pointing out so I am just copying it here.
have to say, anyone who thinks they will not feel guilt and a whole
slew of other emotions if they have to shoot someone, is sadly mistaken.
Stages of emotion after a violent encounter where you have had to take a life.
4. self doubt
a hammer on someone is not a cake walk, no matter how easy you may
think it would be, even if your life is in danger. It is a very
emotional, life changing, experience.
was there no elaboration on each of the steps?
how many people have you killed?
Psychological studies have shown the pattern over and over.
Quoting wickedfiress:You never know what you will do in a situation until faced with it, so how could you possibly know how you would feel about it afterwards?
PTSD is not a given.
Not everyone goes through those.
I think a lot of people greatly underestimate how taking a human life affects a person. Even if a life is taken in self defense it is very common for a person to face heavy emotional consequences.
Not everyone goes through every stage but on average they do.
Quoting stormcris:PTSD is not a given.Not everyone goes through those.
To many to count.
Now why would you ask that? This is a somewhat serious post in regards to how so many think it would be a piece of cake and life just goes on as always.
Also in response to how so many on the other side of the fence think gun rights advocates think every gun owner is just itching to kill.
Quoting katy_kay08:how many people have you killed?