This is a discussion on You walk out of Walmart. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Sad but true. What we got here is a real BUFF Originally Posted by Cabreco Once they are CC, they are now guardians of the ...
Pain is the best teacher,but nobody wants to go to his class.
When the past smothers the present, there is only desperation. When the future absorbs the present, life stands still. In either case a decision must be made because you only live now and you are only what you are now.
Dripster's cartoon, unfortunately, sums up my opinion of a few of the forum members who populate this forum and others. I am convinced they are in the ultimate minority and even then some just like to talk a lot while sitting at their computers but have no intention of walking that same walk.
I also have difficulty understanding where many of you live where your Walmarts seem to be the hotbeds of everything wrong in this country and the preferred location for every felon and misfit in this country. Methinks a "piling on" mentality takes place as one after another tends to reaffirm half truths. Yes, Walmart is not Beverly Hills or Rodeo Drive shopping and, as in any busy reasonably priced market, attracts many different people, but I have never come close to witnessing or being part of anything relating to the real or fantasy Walmart stories on this forum.
I agree wholeheartedly. The fact that some people in here come up with scenario after scenario is intriguing. It is like they are waiting for something to pop off so they can clear leather. I for one do not have that much time on my hands where I can think of each and every scenario and post it on an online forum.
One more step and it's on!
[QUOTE=kelcarry;1892856]Dripster's cartoon, unfortunately, sums up my opinion of a few of the forum members who populate this forum and others.
Funny thing is they can run scenario after scenario on paper or in their minds, but should the situation ever occur, one cannot ever predict your reaction. You can just hope you do right.
I personally conceal carry. My weapon does not peek out, or accidentally show. Hell my wife asks me sometimes if I am carrying. To me, and to a lot of members, it's a tool, like a pen.
You should be carrying to protect you & yours when all else fails. Remember, we live in a world where a burglar who falls down the steps of your home while robbing you will sue you...& win!
Several things come to mind.
Vicarious experience can be beneficial, if kept in perspective.
There are no absolutes, but generally speaking, past performance equals future performance.
Flexibility is an attribute not often mentioned.
Reality often exposes unpleasant truths.
"I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".
Scenarios give us an opportunity to think about what we might do in a similar situation. Thinking now beats having to come up with a plan of action off the cuff in a bad situation. There is enough variety in the imaginations of some posters to think about the nuances of each situation.
Feedback from other forum members may, by example, tone down the real life responses of some of those who think they should brandish their CCW badge, sash, or lapel pin while trying to "fight for truth, justice, and the American way."
The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker
In The Gravest Extreme by Massad Ayoob
The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
From every encounter or scenario; yours, someone else's, real, or not...
LEARN SOMETHING FROM IT