Bob- My step-cousin's wife was out jogging with her newborn baby when out of nowhere a dog attacked her, a friend had pulled the baby to safely while she had to fight the pit bull away. She had bite marks on her legs. Had she was carrying a gun, none if that had happened. The owner is still allowed to keep the dangerous dog, and the mother have to watch her back every time she goes out of the house as the dog only lives a few houses down. Kimmie, You will not get in trouble for shooting the dog, a man, anything in self-defense. Its called Castle Law.