First off, great site! Every so often I would try to look up GA laws on firearms but only found little tidbits. I literally spent almost the last 2 hours reading most of this forum. Great stuff all around. However, there's one scenario that keeps playing in my head and there were a few threads that touched on it but not to the specifics I'm wondering about. Please bear with me here, I have been wondering about this for a long time and I'd sincerely appreciate answers to each of them, if you're bored This scenario seems stuck in a few gray areas between stopping a 'forcible felony' against a third party and citizens arrest. Play along: 1) I'm walking in somewhere and I hear a commotion; across the parking lot two guys are about to fight. They're shoving each other and unless something happens I'm 100% certain there is about to be a fight. Q: Can I go across the parking lot, draw my weapon, and demand that they stop? That even sounds crazy to me, but "what if"? Can I use the words "Stop or I'll shoot" (legally) even though I have absolutely no intention of shooting someone over a fight not inclusive of myself? 2) Same scenario as above but they're in the middle of fighting, and doing a good job of it. Q: If allowed, after saying "Stop or I'll shoot" they refuse to stop. At some point one of them could easily get permanently injured (fights have killed many times). I *HATE* the idea of seriously wounding or killing so if in an area I can be fairly sure of a safe discharge (soft ground) could I fire a warning shot? Putting aside that it could ricochet for that question. Final question: Same as above but I either don't fire a warning shot and/or it doesn't have any effect. Am I allowed to use deadly force? I could imagine if one of them is clearly beating the crap out of the other, but what if the "winner" isn't so clear cut? Keep in mind there are no weapons (aside from mine) in the scenario. I don't want to be a vigilante, I carry for my own protection. But I hate to think that I would get into a situation like that and just sit back while some poor guy gets beat half (or fully) to death. Thanks for taking the time, I appreciate any advice.