posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 06:46 PM
Well im with you on most points about avioding the situation before it starts but i do not agree with carrying a gun and most people should read the
self defence laws in their state. For the most part non-lethal force is okay when met with a threat. Guns are okay so long as you are in an area that
allows you to have a gun hidden or holdstered.
So someone says give me all your money and punches you you are okay to defend yourself by non-lethal means.
If someone threatens you will a gun or other weapon then you are okay to use your gun but keep in mind what happens if you miss. If you manage to hit
an innocent bystander then you get an assault charge or manslaughter if they die.
As far as the hand to hand combat thing goes i can see that we have a lot of Rambo types here and good for them. Any training is better than none but
your training is not better then everyone else's. If you want to learn how to fight find a place that offers training and sparring, real sparring not
that "im going to do this and you try to do that" stuff. If your sparring does not require a mouth piece and some protective gear then you are
probably just doing some type of rough dance which is about as usefull as using a BB gun to learn how to snipe. I can not tell you how many
"trained" martial arts people i have fought with that do not know how to take a hit or how to dodge or block a punch they did not know was comming.
I would recomend self-defence classes, they teach quick practical moves that can get you out of a jam. If you are too good for that i would say any
place that offers Kickboxing, boxing or the MMA stuff. Much of the other martial arts are good for ego, movies and scripted scenarios but not much
else. Whatever they teach the military guys works wonders too, the ones i have fought with were not the best fighters but they did not back down,
seemed less effected by hard hits.
But one thing you want to keep in mind is how much cash you have on you, is the 20 bucks you have in your wallet really worth your potential death?
You can cancel credit cards pretty fast.