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Reason to stop carrying?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by critter, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. george burns

    george burns Member

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    When a gun goes off, bad guys run for the nearest exit, not shoot it out with the guy who shot one of them. This is not the movies when a gun goes off they head for the nearest door or window. Of course you could get the exception, but you already had time to stage your next shot, which should leave you with 2 or 3 rounds provided you had time to stage your first shot. If not, then don't take it, you are not a cop and have no duty to confront them in the first place. They may not all even be armed. If you see one with the gun, then shoot him first obviously.
     
  2. buck460XVR

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    Carrying a firearm is a personal choice and should be determined by the individual as to what and if to carry. Peer pressure and admonishing should not be the motivation in either direction. If a person is uncomfortable carrying or comfortable not carrying, it's their choice and the reason/reasons should not matter to the rest of us. Same goes for folks that EDC. I know plenty of folks that served our country well that came home wanting nuttin' to do with guns. I also know of folks that had negative experiences with firearms in the civilian world that want nuttin' to do with them, even if their life depended on it. Kinda the nice thing about America......we have that choice.
     
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  3. Kleanbore

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    Do you have a basis for that assertion?

    What on Earth do you mean by that?

    Would you do that if another one were closing in on you with a knife?
     
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  4. Armed 24/7

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    If the three of them had received 1 to 2 hits per person ( assuming an outstanding hit ratio under stress) their determination and plans probably would have changed a bit.
     
  5. Hanzo581

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    What in this situation prompted him to think he must act? Unless he had a clear advantage going into a 3 vs. 1 situation probably isn't the best idea, no matter what the internet commandos say.

    I urge people to watch Active Self Protection's videos on youtube, he break down footage of real self defense situations that were caught on camera. A lot of good pointers to be had.
     
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  6. jjones45

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    Being in a near violent situation where I would be outmanned and outgunned would make me want to carry more guns and ammo, not stop carrying all together. What good is it to be outmanned, outgunned and unarmed. Am I missing something here? Just because you carry a gun doesn't mean you have a duty to shoot it out with bank robbers and such. A ccw is a last choice option when it's life or death for you or someone, not to be a hero and save the day. The people's money is insured by the federal government, your life is not
     
  7. ArchAngelCD

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    After 6 months of posts I'm still at a loss as to why the friend of the OP felt obligated to play police officer? His SD handgun is just that, for SD, not for playing LEO. Why in the world would anyone feel the need to "engage" bank robbers just to stop the robbery?

    Like I said before, it's probably a good thing he decided to no longer carry.

    EDIT: Just a note, the OP has not posted in this thread since the day if was created, Sept. 10, 2016. Hmmmmm.
     
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