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    1. Don't tug on Superman's cape
    2. Don't spit in the wind
    3. Don't mess around with Jim

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    Be willing to fight; or be willing to DIE.
    If I'm NOT willing to die, I better be willing to FIGHT!

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    Just one simple rule...

    Never give up.
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    Ill walk away from the situation, warn you once, twice, maybe even thrice if im feeling generous, then....well, game on.

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    Crazy beats big.
    Hasn't failed me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Never go to stupid places with stupid people and do stupid things!
    That pretty much sums it up for me. When stupid stuff presents itself, I'll make every effort to avoid it entirely. Works most of the time is my experience.

    If I had to point out one steadfast rule that I watch out for daily it would be, ( I try never to allow someone to approach me unannounced, or in an odd situation like around banks or parking lots.) It may be innocent enough, but I'd rather apologize for my stance than be taken by surprise. IMO, Predators usually choose folks they perceive to be weak or easy marks, so seldom will they choose someone along the size of myself ( I'm a chunk ), but it's not unheard of. Besides, I'd say all crooks and thugs are pretty much stupid idiots or they wouldn't be a criminal. IMO good measure of preparedness and attitude will usually put um on their heels.
    "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." — Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98LSWON View Post
    Crazy beats big.
    Hasn't failed me yet.

    Yup, Made me snort my coffee.

    Crazy will do in a pinch. I define "Crazy" in that situation a little differently, ( Meet force with overwhelming force! )
    "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." — Thomas Jefferson

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    Until I verify personally, I presume any gun to be loaded.

    I don't point guns at people or anything else I don't want to shoot.

    I'm always sure of my target and what lies beyond it.
    "It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."

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    i dunno if this is exactly what your looking for but its something a LEO gave me a while back and i thought it would be something good to share w/ everyone on here and this seems like a good spot to post it. i dont 100% agree w/ every single point on here fully. sorry its so long buts its a good read.

    In this crazy world we live in.
    1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

    2... Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you.... Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

    3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

    4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars After shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.
    The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head
    DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it .As soon as the car crashes Bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

    5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
    A.) Be aware:

    Look around you, Look into your car, at the passenger side floor, And in the back seat

    B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door.. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

    C.) Look at the car Parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, And the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a Guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead...)

    6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

    7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

    8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP it may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

    9. Another Safety Point:
    Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..' The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.

    10.. Water scam!
    If you wake up in the middle
    Of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a
    Burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your
    Outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and
    Then attack.

    Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors!

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    I have only 1 hard and fast rule. That is no hard and fast rules apply when it comes to self defense. No 2 situations are ever the same, and what works in one situation, may just get you killed in another. Be prepared and flexible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DefConGun View Post
    1. Don't tug on Superman's cape
    2. Don't spit in the wind
    3. Don't mess around with Jim
    You forgot "you don't pull the mask of the ole Lone Ranger".
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    I only have two hard and fast rules in life.

    1: I will make it home alive, no matter what I have to do to do so.
    2: If someone tries to harm me or my family, they will not make it home alive
    I have to agree with this!
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    ALWAYS pay attention.
    ALWAYS be ready to fight if it's called for.
    ALWAYS avoid a fight if I can.
    Use any means necessary to survive.
    If I have to die to protect someone I love, so be it.
    "It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath we will hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood, until it rains down from the skies. Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles that every man from every faith can embrace." -McManus twins Boondock Saints

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    Don't let them get you into the slaughter van.
    In youth we learn; in age we understand. ~ Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

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