This is a discussion on Gunfight on my street within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Okemo ---------------- Don't Tread....if you read the context of my response you'd see that it wasn't to the OP who I didn't ...
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
Folks, let us please dispense with any labeling and carry ourselves, and treat others, with dignity and respect. Cheers.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
In regards to the post that mentions that it's pushing a SYGL self defense scenario if the other shooter happens to be 75 yards away, if he's starts sending lead towards me or my family, it will not matter at what distance he is from me. The "Reasonable Man" in me is going to fear for my life and I will be returning fire, provided I have a good and identifiable target and clear backdrop.
You simply have to love how so many of these "scenario" threads go completely off the rails as posters start distorting the original scenario so they can post about how they can justify shooting somebody.
"IF a guy does this, and IF I do that, and IF I have a rifle, and IF he was shooting at me, and IF I had an identifiable target, and IF I have a backstop, and IF....
...by God, then I'll shoot him down like a dog....."
Last edited by MadMac; April 5th, 2012 at 04:24 PM.
Sorry if I mixed up a Quote and referred to the wrong person as posting it. Cut and paste doesn't always work as well as intended.
And at no time do I intend to offend anybody in these threads. It does certainly irk me however when I'm labeled a troll.
Last edited by Okemo; April 5th, 2012 at 06:19 PM.
And you know I could have me a million more friends, and all I'd have to lose is my point of view. -- John Prine (A Good Time)
Troll? Yeah, I'm a troll with a couple thousand posts. If you want to know my mindset regarding self-defense, there's plenty of reading. I've been called worse. It's just something people post when they refuse to admit you may actually have a point.
I'm not destroying my livelihood or the only source of support for my parents by getting all gung-ho about gunshots outside. If my son is dumb enough to smoke, he is dumb enough to get smoked (just kidding, of course). This is what I love about living in a super-liberal neighborhood. I'm probably the only armed one. I blend in well with the professor types...it's really a fantastic arrangement.
Due to me posting an excerpt of the law in regards to a question, it's been stated that I was saying, "fire away"; I never said or stated that in any way. I take great offense to anyone suggesting that I stated or implied anyone should act in an irresponsible manner.
I do consider people who attempt to put words in other peoples mouths to be trolls; when people do that it is my opinion that they are simply trying to create drama.
Further more, I don't need people correcting my English or grammar when they can't speak or use it correctly themselves.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."