Not sure if this has been addressed or if this is the right forum but here goes. Like all of you, I carry everywhere I go. One of the questions I have is this scenario: I'm out, with or without my family, and am approached by a person who displays a knife or some other weapon less than a firearm. Upon presenting my firearm, the person drops his weapon and no shots are fired. The question: Can you order him to the ground and make a citizens arrest or must you let him flee and inform the police of his description, direction of flight, etc.. assuming he will not comply to orders to get on the ground. Also, can you give chase to physically subdue him or follow him to phone in his location? Yes, I know that some of you will say if you pull your gun just shoot, some will say stay safe and do not pursue, etc... I'm really looking for the legalities here, my safety is my own concern. My concern of course is two fold: 1) he will recognize me at a later time and seek to "get even" 2) he will commit a crime later if not caught I ask this bearing in mind the quote "all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" Thank you in advance for your replies!