Senior Member, Non-Attorney
Picture the scene - a guy telling the folks on the porch that he was there to repossess the car (I'm sure he did) is suddenly attacked by a dog (bitten, even). He then pulls out a gun and prepares to shoot the dog, which he fears is going to continue the attack. Simultaneously, he is shouting "get your dog off me or I'll kill it".I have another question. The repo man did have a gun pulled. If the homeowner did not realize that the gun was only pointed at the dog and was actually in fear for his own life, wouldn't that make a difference? I also think that a repo man is crazy to carry a gun. That just escalates an already tense situation.
That's how I picture this going down.