posted on Nov, 15 2014 @ 09:17 PM
a reply to: Mirthful Me
I disagree. A gun like that could be very useful in certain situations.
Where I live there is a very liberal college student crowd. I hang out in the same coffee shops they do. I don't carry my Rhino 60 in these
establishments even though they don't ban them. But, while I do get questions, this little gun isn't as imposing. It also provides a necessary
advantage in that scenario. My carry options, for me, also consider the people around me. I'm trying to include as many people from as many different
walks of life as I can in the firearms arena. I don't want it seen as an intimidating right wing thing. I want it seen as an American way of life with
an added bonus that it is also a method to defend oneself and protect exactly what those people hold dear.
For me, sometimes carrying a small gun such as this, makes all the difference in the world. I open carry it in the change pocket of my jeans..
When people see it they ask, sometimes nervously, what it is I am carrying. Then the discussion begins.
I've made a lot of friends doing this. We may not agree on everything. But they go to the range with me and several have bought their first firearm
within the last year with my help. It has completely changed their mind on the subject. Half the reason I don't conceal carry is because of all the
great conversations I have with curious and cautious people.
On a more practical note:
I find the mini revolver/derringer firearm to be more than effective when it comes to EDC. Considering street encounters are pretty straight forward,
something like an NAA would be very effective. For home defense I would not recommend these. I would recommend semi autos with higher capacities
simply because of the threat of multiple invaders with little room to escape. But out in the open criminals tend to run when the first shot is fired.
The difference is that in a home escape routes are limited. They may not know it, but that is a huge factor in fight or flight response for criminals.
In a home with limited escape options they are more likely to fight and to bring friends that will fight. But on the street they are more likely to
run when a fight is posed. Criminals on the street want a compliant victim. Criminals in your home want to dominate.
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