ANSWERS: 49
  • Depending on the situation, probably. I would kill someone trying to harm me, but I wouldn't kill a loved one in order to save my own life.
  • no i would not because dying for a cause would be a better death. i'd be with my father in heaven when i die so it's good
  • Hmm well in self defense I think I could. If a stranger broke into my home or car jacked me etc, I would have to, but I would never want to take a life, but if they are willing to take mine, that changes the dynamics.
  • If that person were the threat, yes. If that person was my wife, I am sure she has a good reason for it, no!
  • i think it depends on the situation. if they were tryin to kill me and/or other people and there was no other choice i probably would. i wouldnt kill someone for my own graditude though. example: they had something i wanted, or i just didnt like them.
  • I would, and I did when I had to do so. I was also protecting about 10 others with me in a time of war.
  • It depends...if it was something because i did something, like steal, or murder, no. BUT if i was captured for no reason, then i would go for the kill
  • I'd kill for others, but not for myself.
  • It really hinges on the circumstances. I am not a violent person and I believe that life is sacred and should not be taken lightly. Neutralizing the situation would be my intent and if it resulted in someone's death, I would hope it would be in an accidental setting.
  • im pretty sure 99% of humanity would just because we are 'programed' to take care of ourselves as priority
  • I would kill someone in self-defense, or to defend the life of another. If someone is trying to hurt me or my family, I'd pull a trigger in a heartbeat...maybe less. Support the return of the avatar: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/111472
  • I would only ever kill or ever use any form of violence in defense and never in attack.
  • Yes I would kill someone if having so that my life depended on it.
  • That would be self-defense, and yes, I would. I wouldn't like it, tho'.
  • I would kill a robber or raper or somebody like that, but I wouldn't kill a friend if it depended on me. That wouldn't be a very nice friend!!
  • I would avoid it as much as possible. I am a good shot so I can quickly aim and fire at the persons weapon or dehabilitate them by shooting their arm/leg. After the first shot, if the aggressor proved determined to pursue his/her actions, I would "wound" him/her again. If by some small freak accident, these shots weren't enough, I would have the sense to exit the situation in a manner the injuries could not permit them to pursue any further. Now, I had one experience in life that involved similar actions. I had a disagreement with a co-worker during the day, we happened to be sitting next to each other during dinner as the company bought it. I asked for some elbow room because he had some to spare. He declined, and I asked again. I didn't do anything as of yet, and just sat up and was chewwing some steak when I noticed a fork about 3 inches from my right eye. I turned and without blinking, looked into his eyes, as he threatened to stab my eye, and I said " I will kill you with one eye" ( my first reaction would have been to grab his head, and take a bite out of his esophagus and jugular, which would have completly incapacitated him). He lowered the fork, but I soon found that he was holding a steak knife to my side, under the table. The co-workers across the table didn't even know anything was happening, as they were too busy enjoying their steak dinners. I brushed the knife away, and laughed to get everyone's attention. He removed the knife. I was prepared to deffend myself the entire time, which in turn distracted me to the extent that after the dinner I had food all over my lap. In the parking lot, after dinner, he applogized. He later was fired for other issues.
  • In self-defense, or in defense of someone else... but that's it... I hope o.o
  • Yes, i guess i would. If that was the final cause of action to save my life then yes.
  • in self defense yes i would have no problem doing that
  • I don't know. I hope I never have to find out.
  • most people will say yes not understanding what they have to live with their entire life...yes,you should always stop (by all means) a person trying to kill/rape...but you will live with the guilt forever. trust me on this....i know
  • If that person were attacking me, then yes. If that person were just some random innocent victim, then no.
  • Depends on who. Just a random stranger; Hell yes. Casual friend or aqauntance; Hell yes. Close friend; Yes, but reluctantly. My love; Not in a million years.
  • I am truelly not sure. If I were psyched enough then maybe.
  • Depending. If someone was trying to attack myself or someone I love then yes, I would be doing it out of self defense. Otherwise....well I cant really think of a situation that would be possible otherwise.
  • Anyone! self preservation first.
  • Yes without a second thought.. I would never again have a second thought in takng the life of a person that was threatening anyone that I loved or cared for or even an innocent bystander.I would have committed murder too if i had been allowed to get within a distance of the man that killed my son
  • If it was a "kill or be killed", or "kill or watch your family get killed" situation, and I had the opportunity, that person is dead all over!!
  • i would not intend to, it would probably be accidental in self defence
  • I would rip the couch out from under Tom Cruise
  • of course i would...been there and done that. but,when it happens you will live with it for the rest of your life
  • Probably not my life. Someone elses maybe, but not mine
  • I think I would
  • I don't think I would intentionally kill someone but if my family were threatened I'd do everything I could to stop the threat.
  • Yes, if my life or one of my loved ones lives depended on it - in a second.
  • What a loaded question, this one really makes you think. I don't think you can answer this one until the situation really presents itself. Who really knows what you would do in a high stress situation like that unless you've been there? There are too many variables to consider, too many what ifs. Regardless, those decisions often are made in a matter of seconds or less.
  • Instinctively yes. I wouldn't just stand there and let myself be killed.
  • In the context of war the answer is yes. In a civilian setting I would use whatever skills were necessary to prevent someone from taking my life or the life of another.
  • I would kill someone if they hurt or tried to hurt my baby son or if they were trying to take the life of his only parent....me.So yes.I definitly would without hesitation.
  • it depends. when I first saw this question I thought "absolutley not" because I thinking of an innocent person, and i would definatley say no if some guy came up to me, held a gun to my head and said "kill that lady over there with the baby or you're dead" I couldn't do it. but if I was being raped and beat and i got my hands on a knife laying next to me I would stab him and try to kill him. so it depends...
  • Yes. self-preservation is no. 1 to each of us. this means we want to live more, than the other person. I have been in this situation and have experienced it, first hand. Good guy.....one Bad guy......zero
  • Uhm YEAH!!
  • Yes. Not only my life, also those of my family, friends and anyone under my care. You bring violence, you see how it ends. Nuff said. Oh, and by not doing something to stop someone that would kill you is just a punk way of saying that you would let them go merrily on their way to try and kill someone else. There has to be a rule that says you cannot go around killing people when you feel like it and if you do, then those people whom you try to kill can put an end to your moronic ways.
  • Of course, the law of self preservation is applicable under that kind of circumstance.
  • I think it is wrong to kill period.I believe in an afterlife and reincarnation.Therefore my karma or personal debts will be affected for the worse if I killed someone even in self defense.If all the great books written say Thou shall not kill(which is not exclusive to the bible) there is no clauses that say under certain circumstanses you can kill.
  • I like to think that I would be able to, and provided it was a very adrenalin-filled situation I imagine instinct would help me to go through with it.
  • it matters who it is
  • yes i would.....its simple its me or the person who is going to kill me...the answer is pretty obvioius
  • I can only say that I hope that I am never in that situation and that if I am, I can find an alternative. I also hope that I would have the courage to lay down my life to avoid killing and to save other lives. Onl.y God knows if I could do that

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