Under overwhelming stress, the worst possible outcome is a complete shutdown of mental processes. This occurs when there has been no mental preplanning for the possibility of shooting someone. It is interesting to note that some provocative targets deliberately designed to challenge shooters’ personal beliefs created the mental shutdown. For example, the targets featured female aggressors, the elderly, juveniles, a pregnant woman, and a dog. Even if the deadly force situation involves an aggressor who falls into one of those categories, there are people who will not, under any circumstances, shoot them. If we don’t conclude in advance that our life is more important than that of the aggressor’s, we will have to resolve that conflict when faced with making that decision during an incident. That is what happened in this video.