I don't know about Georgia, but Arizona has laws AGAINST shooting to maim.xmark said:Sir, if you had a laser pointing device on your weapon, couldn't you have accurately taken aim at the victim in a non-lethal area of his body?"
In this state, if you draw your weapon and fire, you are shooting to kill. And in fact, you may face more legal repercussions for wounding a person in the leg on purpose than if you put one right between the eyes.
The reason for this is that firing a weapon at someone is a last-resort defense, and should ONLY be done when the shooter is in fear for their LIFE. That being the case, force is met with equal force. Threaten my life, and I take yours.
If you are in a situation in which you feel EQUAL force is a leg wound or immobilzation of a threat, possibly your gun should never have been unholstered in the first place.
Shooting is to kill, and kill only.