Question regarding AOJ
Hi Mas, first off I would like to thank you for taking the time to answer all of these posts
I have a question regarding the "jeopardy" part of the AOJ rule. My question arose from reading a thread in the carry forum where it was mentioned that one must not "bring a gun to a fistfight", that drawing was an inappropriate use of force against a physical beating from an opponent of equal size.
My situation is a little unusual in this regard. In 2004, at the age of 39, I underwent cataract surgery in both eyes. My family has a history of early onset cataracts. The surgery has left me with a plastic lens implant in each eye. The doctor told me that any sharp blow to the face might dislodge one or both of the lenses, leaving me mostly blind in that eye.
So my question is, given the fact that fistfighting would have a high likelyhood of leaving me with a permanent disability, how does this change the jeopardy portion of
my AOJ picture. Also complicating the issue is the fact that I am 6'2" and weigh 230, and can appear intimidating to those who don't know me.
Of course I realize that avoidance is always the first and best step, but what are my options if cornered?
Thanks again for your time,