So I am super new to this forum so go easy on me. I have been writing a sort of action adventure westernish story for awhile and I have been struggling with something. How does my main character dispatch goons and get away with the killing? The main character is kind of an average joe that winds up getting into trouble. The story is set in the mountains north of modern day Tucson, AZ. It is kind of fun, maybe a tad pulpy and on the more lighthearted side. Think maybe along the lines of Fool's Gold or The Rundown if you have seen those films. Now it is not just a complete murder spree. I think I have come up with some clever ways of stopping the baddies without causing death in most instances but there are a few scenes that require some gunplay. And well...guns kill. I am just curious on thoughts and suggestions dealing with this matter. I don't want my character to end up in the State Pen after his first adventure. I hope I am explaining this sufficiently. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance everyone!