Originally Posted by grandprixjump
And this was in 2012
Yes, you can get sued by the perpetrator for foiling a robbery. Self-defense laws vary widely from state to state, as do the thresholds for considering use of deadly force "justifiable."
If you carry, you should be interested in clarifying these issues and the adrenaline-response training I outlined above. Both and a great deal more can be found in this highly recommended book:
If you see yourself as "sheepdog" material, know what you're getting into real-world. Talk to some veterans, too. . .