Whatever happened to shooting to incapacitate? Wouldn't a bullet in the lower leg down most people, without killing them?
That can be considered intent to maim, which would (ironically?) land you in hotter water than "proper" use of deadly force.
Yes. The person you shoot could sue you.
My guitarist looked into firearms licensing and the instructor said, if you draw, it's no going back. If you draw the intent is to kill in self-defense, because if they live, even if you don't shoot them, the might sue you. Now, this is second if not third hand, but that's pretty fucked up. I'd just be happy the dude didn't shoot me.