This is a discussion on In broad daylight!! (Female Friend) within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by paramedic70002 Where are the naysayers who will declare her fearful and overreactive? Who will posit that the subject was an introvert, socially ...
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
Glad friend is safe and unharmed. A priori, if he let her get in the truck and went away without doing anything, then he was not a serious threat, not a good shoot situation, not even pepper spray worthy. Loud, aggressive, obnoxious, are, unfortunately not actionable, not criminal. Having a firearm, IF carefully trained and tactically minded, might have given her 'words' more force, and lessened her PTSD.
Operator: 911, what is your emergency?
Potential victim: I have a flat tire and am at mile marker XX on Highway XX waiting on AAA to repair my flat. A strange man has approached my vehicle to offer help, but I am very suspicious and he is acting abnormally. I am locked in my vehicle, yet I am afraid for my safety. He has not left the area. Please send a law enforcement officer over immediately.
Operator: Please stay on the line. Police have been dispatched.
All kidding aside, this was maybe the wakeup call that my friend needed to take some steps for her and her young child's safety... I will be in our hometown in 2 weeks and am looking forward to discussing this further with her and seeing if there is anything I can do to help her with SA, Pepper Spray, and hopefully get her started on some firearm training... I'm sure she'll listen now!
Good that she's ok after this incident. I hope she follows through and makes a commitment to be more aware of her safety and to get trained and carry a self defense weapon.
"A PERSON WHO LEGALLY CARRIES A CONCEALED FIREARM IS THE BEST ASSET FOR ANY COMMUNITY, THEY DETER CRIMES BEFORE THEY EVER HAPPEN."
"I CHOOSE TO CARRY TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE I LOVE FROM THE MONSTERS IN THE WORLD. WHEN I AM NOT AROUND THEM I CHOOSE TO CARRY SO THAT I MAY RETURN TO THEM."
It is a shame it takes bad things too happen too good people before they realize "oh I should have had a gun, now I'll go take a class."
It should be the other way around, take the class, that way you can turn a bad encounter into one you have put the odds of you going home safely in.
Arm yourself, the police are a government sponsored dial a prayer. Jimmy Johns would get there faster then the Police.
I'm beginning to educate my granddaughter to these things, since she'll soon be driving. She wants a CC as soon as she's 21, but the years in between now and then conern me because there is and always have been a lot of strange, depraved people out there.
I've boughten her one of these, to start with , and will teach her how to use it... into the eyes, throat, and other vital areas. Have already taught her several hand-to-hand and other maneuvers to handle an attacker as well.
The other thing is, not to over-react to every situation either.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. --- Will Rogers ---
Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."
First, he gave no background about the situation, so it could have very well been regarding something petty. So a teenage girl comes home and throws a temper tantrum, then threatens to maim/kill her boyfriend?
If somebody threatened to castrate me, that would be a significant problem.
Haven't we learned from Chris' thread that white knighting doesn't work? Women aren't always right; men aren't always wrong.
What if a young man had done that to your daughter? Hypocrisy.