By Jueseppi B.
Submitted on 2013/01/27 at 13:58
When I was 14, I asked the man who taught me more about shooting and self defense than anyone outside of the military, why he never carried his piece. He more or less imparted the following three concepts to me:
1) In a random confrontation with firearms, the man with the least to lose will likely be the first to pull the trigger.
2) Be man enough to take an ass-whupping rather than shoot a man to avoid that whupping.
3) The best defensive weapon available to anybody is the ability to spot trouble before trouble spots you. Acquire and qualify the target before you pick up the weapon, and you will probably never need to pick up the weapon.
Those concepts have always stayed with me. And to this day, I have never carried a piece in the civilian world. In my youth I ventured into some tight spots, and been in places I should have avoided… even stared into the business end of a Colt Python in the parking lot of a place called Whiskey Bill’s. I knew it was a Python because I examined it before I returned it, unloaded, to it’s owner. My choices were not always wise, but in all my years and less than noble youth, I never needed lethal force to resolve a situation. Some of it is dumb luck, but most of it is about not being dumb.
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