an exercise in semantics....Ever known as the pedant, perhaps it shouldn't surprise anyone that I object to the term, "pulling" a lawfully-carried firearm in self-defense (or defense of other innocents).
To me.... "He pulled a gun" is descriptive of a CRIMINAL action.
It's akin to "he pulled a fast one."
A lawfully carried weapon used for lawful defense is "drawn."
He DREW his handgun in self-defense.
He PULLED a gun to rob the 7-11.