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Self Defense & Internet Fiction
|Posted by Lance Earl of Lance Earl, LLC on November 14, 2011|
So, is the Internet a source of valuable information or simply tripe? I suppose that there are equal amounts of both. So, ask yourself one simple question as your explore each new bit of "factual cyber-noise". Does this make sense?
Today I was looking over a self defense article that frankly scared me. Key elements of this article are as follows:
- The author points out that most armed citizens have little or no training and "... aren't like you, or the people in the video above.". Okay, I'll admit that this video is interesting to watch, but watch really close at about 1.11 into the clip and ask yourself, if I were the guy in the hat, would I be okay with this?
- The author suggests that a hammerless snubby is a great choice for untrained gun owners. Okay, maybe I can buy that one, mayby.
- The author suggests that a untrained snubby owner will be a terrible shot. I will go along with that one too.
- The author suggests that a good plan for an untrained snubby owner is "get as close to the bad guy as possible-up to and including pressing the revolver against the attacker's body-and then shoot.". Are you kidding me? There is stupid, really really stupid and a more extreme level of stupid that has no name. This advice falls into the third category. Wading neck deep into danger that you are not mentally and physically prepared to face is foolish. It is a bit like knocking on Hitler's door and saying "Shalom, may I trouble you for a glass of water". Getting close means that the bad guy can more easily hurt you! Getting close means that the bad guy might just take your gun away from you. Unless you are backed into a corner and have no alternative other than to turn and fight, getting close is just plain stupid.
- Finally, the author suggests that untrained snubby owners will place follow-up shots high due to muzzle flip. So, his council is that you "So start shooting the snubbie at the bad guy's belt buckle and allow the gun to rise with each shot." Another candidate for the third category of stupid.
My take is a bit different. If you are going to carry a firearm of any type, you owe it to yourself, your family, and anyone that you may come in contact with to be proficient in it's use. You have a responsibility to know your capabilities and limitations. Responsibility is the key word here. Accept that responsibility or sell your gun. Any thing less, in my book, is criminal negligence.
This world will become a much safer place when more and more responsible and honorable men and women carry firearms. As numbers increase, criminals will begin to understand that simply taking what they want, with minimal personal risk, is a thing of the past. Most will crawl back under their rocks like the cowards they are.
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