Most of us probably carry with 'the bad guy' in mind, but we're actually probably more likely to run into the following situation, either towards ourselves, or someone else, most likely a kid. Without a handgun handy, the only other option would be to yell for help, and dive in and get bit to ****. I've got scars on my right thigh from a neighbor's 'nice doggy,' and don't want to go through that again. (I didn't shoot it because it was on a chain and I managed to get free long enough to get out of reach.) Max Vancouver man shoots pit bull who attacked him by Lisa Grace Lednicer, The Oregonian Saturday August 29, 2009, 2:54 PM A man shot one pit bull to death and police corralled a second pit bull after police responded to a call of a person being attacked by two dogs in the 13600 block of NE Regents Drive in Vancouver. Police received a call at 10 a.m. Saturday of a 78-year-old man being attacked by two pit bulls while he walked near his home. Before he could get to safety, police said, he was forced to shoot one of the dogs dead to keep from being seriously injured. Police determined the man legally owned his gun and had a permit to carry it. Police said he was acting in self-defense. With the assistance of Clark County Animal Control, officers cornered and captured the second dog alive. Clark County Animal Control will conduct an investigation in an attempt to identify the owner(s) of the dogs and determine the circumstances by which the dogs got loose. Anyone with additional information about this incident should call Clark County Animal Control during the week at 360-397-2488.