Greetings, I am having an argument with my friend. Here is the scenario: I am walking in the neighborhood when a dog comes, barks, and shows its teeth. In other words it acts very aggressively. I pull out my handgun and shoot a round in the ground that is a nice Bermuda grass and scares the dog. My friend says it is negligent discharge of a gun and I would have been better to shoot the dog. I say I would have more problems if I would have shot the dog without showing bite marks or having a witness to prove I was afraid to be armed by the dog. Here we do not take into account what was the right â€œdefensiveâ€ move to do (Shoot the dog, shoot in the ground or not shoot). We talk about the legal repercussions. Who is right?