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Originally posted by jibeho
In a dire situation there will always be people that must have what you have and they will stop at nothing to get it. This act of human nature is amplified when a group is present and they are all competing for the same resource.
If the resource that they seek belongs to me, trouble is eminent. I have a wife and children to protect and provide for at all costs. The rules of engagement change greatly when those factors are involved.
You can't reason with a crazed mob let alone two or three desperate thugs. If you don't use lethal force you are forced into a hand to hand fight. If you are outnumbered, you will lose and your family will then be at a greater risk of harm. Man to man fighting rarely plays out like you see it in the movies. A one punch knockout?? questionable, and if you are successful, you just broke your strong hand and are now pretty worthless.
Take out the threat before it can take you out.
[edit on 2-9-2010 by jibeho]
Originally posted by Jkd Up
What stops us from falling over the edge? Falling to the darkside? BGeing grasped by the need for vengance or revenge?
Originally posted by Shark VA84
reply to post by Jkd Up
Failsafe is never pick up and aim your weapon unless you are willing to kill.
Relying on a moral, ethical and logical internal compass is the only thing that keeps humans from going on rampages, and that's what we must continue to rely on.
Anti-gun lobbyists seem to neglect the fact that the majority of gun owners are not violent people, and that a majority never have and never will fire their weapon in anger, or self-defense for that matter. If firearms were to be banned tomorrow, the criminals and violent sociopaths in this nation would remain armed, and then we would have a more serious problem.
The wolves love eating the sheep. The sheep have guard dogs that keep a majority of the wolves at bay. Occasionally a mentally-ill dog might attack one of its own herd, but take away the dogs and the wolves have an open buffet.