Whilst not being a nutter or paranoid (a friend's wife is an on call analyst for a 24/7/365 service
that provides emergency
diagnosis with sectioning powers, and knows if you are a nutter or not within 5 minutes of meeting you), as someone who HAS had the misfortune of being shot by a nutter (in 1989), I would not wish to condemn anybody
to being as helpless as I was in that situation.
It took the Police over 18 hours to appear on the scene too (when asked why it took them so long to arrive when they are obliged to turn up within 15 minutes of the call being made, the response given - seriously - was "Well we didn't want him shooting at us too").
Better to be alive in prison working for your release, which should be easy with a genuine incident of self defence, rather than being dead with the nutter maybe, or maybe not, being in prison.
When you have been on the sharp end of a serious attempt to kill you, reality does tend to intrude on make believes and fluffy bunny and pretty butterfly LaLa Land "Wouldn't it be nice".
I'll take the Real World[tm] thanks.