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Originally posted by hikix
This topic is such a double-edged sword. There are pros and cons to carrying a gun, and with the strict laws in NY the cons most likely outweigh the pros. Imagine if i didnt have a permit and shot him.. ill prolly be sitting in prison for 10 years!
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
my wife carries pepperspray, since she has a fear of any weapon she presents being snatched away and used on her.
Come up with a plan for next time. Anything. Throw money at them. Turn a hate-crime into a mere robbery. Throw your wallet one way and run the other. Whatever doesn't compromise your moral code, but keeps you from being chopped.
I would encourage you with the thought that a plan will save you, more than a tool or implement will. I have disarmed an arrestee when I didn't have a gun in my holster. How did I do this? Well, I had been trained in how to behave in this scenario. The other fellow was just making it up as he went along.
The guy who has the best plan almost always wins. Improvising gets you killed. Lucky for you, the guy with the knife was improvising, too.
Originally posted by MichaelMyers
Martial arts lessons are not going to help you. Karate, Tae Kwon Do, etc will not help you survive a knife attack in real life, you'll be freaked out.
Unless you practice MMA, and have lightning quick hands... knifes are nothing to # with.
Even a gun wont help if your within 22ft of a knife weilding assailant.
So, my advice, carry a knife yourself, taser or a gun, and learn to use them well.
Originally posted by SuicideVirus
I certainly would not encourage taking a quick trip down to Virginia, where anybody with a pulse can pick up a gun with very few questions asked and very little paperwork, and then keeping it with you concealed despite local laws. That would be wrong.
And if you should happen to do such a very wrong thing, I would suggest that if by chance you get stopped by law enforcement you keep your hands up very high and tell them you are carrying a weapon because they do not like surprises and might shoot first and ask you for your permit or lack of one later.
It basically boils down to how you weigh your personal safety against obeying the law.
Originally posted by wingman77
I would suggest martial arts if you are in decent shape.
I would suggest starting with Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, or Karate. After you have one of those down you can move on to Kung Fu. .
Originally posted by hikix
One of the guys starts getting loud and reaches into his sock and pulls out a MACHETE!!!!