posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:50 AM
Here In Canada It is very difficult to carry , I have wondered weather if it was easier If I would carry or not
part of me says I would like to ,..but the legal system , chance for accident , or something else going wrong
I don't think I would ,...& i don't know if I could react as well as the OP did ,...I have been in a few situations where I have gotten that "spidy
sense " feeling the most recent was when we went to a restaurant , I did not realize at the time but we weren't really in a good part of town &
ended off parking next to a methadone clinic,...
When we came out & were crossing the street to the car there were some shady types watching us
& one who was literally shaking ,..in a leather jacket had really fixed his eyes on us & began to approach ,...
he picked up his stride enough that I knew he would meet us halfway to the car ,...I told my wife to slow right down
& stay behind the car , I then locked my eyes to his & double timed it very aggressively directly to him ,...so I could get past my car before he
could even get to it ,...I could tell he definatly wasn't expecting this ...he faltered a little bit but continued,... at about 2 feet away from him
I put my hand in my pocket , to keep him guessing if I had a weapon,..( I didnt) when I was right up him I said " Hi there " He kind of looked
around & paused for a bit , then said " hey man do you have a light " I said "sorry "
But he looked kinda crazy & I did not want to turn my back on him so I was right up in his face & put on my meanest face & stared him down for a few
seconds ,...then what I thought was kinda weird ,....his posture seemed to relax & he said "ok my name is Chet" & he extended his hand ,...now I
did take karate when I was a kid so I immediately remembered how I could use that hand to take him down fairly quickly , ..because I was suspicious of
it,...I shook his hand & said " alright Chet you take care" & I continued to stare at him , then he turned around & left ,....I then got in the
car my wife was already in ,...this guy did look pretty scary
& I was a bit frightened because I had that feeling ,....but it turned out ok ,...
There are far more dangerous places people live with gangs & such where your likely to be outnumbered ,...
I would really want an equalizer in those areas ,...but really anything can happen anywhere,....