Yes, it is, anything that threatens your life gives you justification for killing the threat .Stupid people putting themselves in bear country without awareness isn't and shouldn't be justification for killing bears.
I didn't say that. I'm all for people having the right to defend themselves under imminent threat. Unfortunately plenty of bears have been killed by people claiming they were "threatened".So your saying only stupid people get attacked by bears?
Maybe the available data has increased. Seems like the last I read was that bear spray was 85% effective, which was still quite a bit higher than firearms. 90% makes me feel even better.Can you post the source? I'm guessing its the "research" below. That's not exactly a good source.
I'm trying to find the research that I read, but it was too long ago for me to remember. It might have been one of the ones below.
Below are some quotes.
I only gave it a quick skim, but I think I remember now that the thing about being more likely to die was only in close encounters or something to that effect. Also, my point about shotguns was maybe inferred or from somewhere else, because those studies say there wasn't a big difference between the gun types.
Everyone has the right to defend themselves regardless of how they got in their situation and I am not going to sit in judgment over people who do it and I don't think anyone else should either.I didn't say that. I'm all for people having the right to defend themselves under imminent threat. Unfortunately plenty of bears have been killed by people claiming they were "threatened".
The stupid people I refer to are people who place themselves in a wild situation with no awareness of the risks.
Bears typically kill humans under 2 circumstances: defensive and predatory. Predatorial bears that kill deserve to be killed, and generally are. Defensive bears that kill don't deserve to be killed , and generally aren't.
That being said everyone has the right to defend themselves. My concern is that with the ever increasing amount of outdoor recreation, bears lose. I for one like having them around.
There's so much to unpack in the one line of his that I quoted. I can't help but want to get more details.Rob just wants to put a cap in Yogi's ass.