Breaking up a fist fight... - Page 5

Breaking up a fist fight...

This is a discussion on Breaking up a fist fight... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by OldVet That would be battery, friend or not. You'd probably be better off letting the other guys take the heat. Do y'all ...

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 61 to 69 of 69
Like Tree60Likes

Thread: Breaking up a fist fight...

  1. #61
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    5,131
    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    That would be battery, friend or not. You'd probably be better off letting the other guys take the heat.
    Do y'all have friends that press charges (battery) when they sober-up and realize how ridiculously goofy they had behaved? My friends would thank me (while sheepishly rubbing their jaw).

    "Drunk guy picks fight...shoving and punching occurs on both sides. Knife or gun gets pulled."

    Bardo, this sort of "what do you do" exercise has no right or wrong answer. I'm not a superhero, crime fighter or LEO. If he's my friend, then I'm absolutely gonna' sheepdog his stupid ass OUT of the situation by sudden and ideally less-than-conventional means. You can't reason with drunks, ever, but I have unfortunately enough experience to know that surprise & confusion provides much better leverage. There are a thousand immediate, situational details to observe before I decide what that action is gonna' be. I'm creating and evaluating response scenarios with the raw urgency of a tail-spinning pilot! How drunk are the other guys? How near is the exit? Where's concealment? Where's cover? Where's the bouncer? Is everyone freaking or is this an every-night event? etc., etc., etc. You can't PLAN a response, you're playing defense, so by definition you can ONLY respond.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.


  2. #62
    Ex Member Array ArmyMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    594
    I would just let him get his ass kicked. Sorry man, but alcoholism has harmed my family for generations and I have no sympathy. If you get drunk and mouth off to the wrong guy and you get you get the McBeatdown, you deserved it.

    Yeah I'd step in if the fight was going to far, but don't go get drunk and then expect me to save you from your own stupidity.
    tcox4freedom and pgrass101 like this.

  3. #63
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    5,131
    Have to agree Armyman. Bad choices = bad results...every single time.
    tcox4freedom likes this.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

  4. #64
    Senior Member Array BkCo1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,102
    You pick a fight drunk or not with me around don't count on me to save your butt. I will help you by calling 911. I won't get in a fight unless personally and physically attacted. Then the attacker won't like my response.
    tcox4freedom likes this.
    Semper Fi
    "Marines don't surrender-they win or die." from Brute

  5. #65
    Ex Member Array ComplexKaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    West coast
    Posts
    131
    Quote Originally Posted by tcox4freedom View Post
    Say, you're with a friend in a liquor or C-store and because he's drunk he decides it would be a good idea to steal something & rob the place and the clerk starts shooting or fighting to protect his business. Would you still say it would be "automatic" to back your friend up? (Thereby, becoming an "accomplish to your friend's criminal actions.)

    It's the same thing; only a different crime.

    Without sounding conceited, I was (still am), a pretty bad-a when it comes to fighting and have maimed & almost killed more than one person with my bare hands. But, I stay humble & don't start anything.

    Yet, I have "had" friends & acquaintances that know this about me and thought it would be fun to start some $!^+ with people just to have me back them up. This has caused me some real problems in the past & I almost went to prison once.

    Thank God, I learned to hang around with a better class of people after my so-called friends started a fight & then bailed on me; leaving me to finish it.

    I strongly suggest to examine your "relationship" with this person. My thoughts are a TRUE friend would NOT get drunk & try to get me int a fight by starting one in my presence.

    -
    Now you're turning this into a "what if he robs a store" good grief we are talking about a drunks and breaking up a possible fight.

    Dudes imaginations are running wild in here.

  6. #66
    Distinguished Member Array tcox4freedom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina USA
    Posts
    1,715
    Quote Originally Posted by ComplexKaos View Post
    Now you're turning this into a "what if he robs a store" good grief we are talking about a drunks and breaking up a possible fight.

    Dudes imaginations are running wild in here.
    No I'm not.
    I'm trying to make the point;


    "If your friend get's himself in trouble because of illegal behavior (aka drunk & disorderly, assault, etc), you are under NO obligation to jump in and save his butt!"

    -

  7. #67
    VIP Member
    Array PEF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    4,102
    Quote Originally Posted by ComplexKaos View Post
    Now you're turning this into a "what if he robs a store" good grief we are talking about a drunks and breaking up a possible fight.

    Dudes imaginations are running wild in here.
    Lots of drunks have died in bar fights without weapons. Wouldn't be good for you if, say, you jump in and help your "friend" so that he can land one on the opponent's temple, sending him into a coma and eventual death.

    Hello Mr. Murder Charge.
    tcox4freedom likes this.

  8. #68
    Member Array _Hawkeye_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    272
    I would have ignored the whole mess
    English is my second language, I have been told my use of it is harsh, apologies if this is the matter.

    You know what stops a bad guy with a gun? A good guy with a gun

  9. #69
    Senior Member Array GentlemanJim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    indiana
    Posts
    1,037
    Don't go to stupid places with stupid people.

    Jim

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

best way to break up a fist fight
,

breaking up a fist fight

,
breaking up fistfight
,
can someone press charges for breaking up a fight
,
can you respond with a weapon to a fist fight?
,
fist fight one dirextion
,

how to break up a fist fight

,
how to prevent a fist fight
,
intoxicated people who break up fights
,

one direction fist fight

,
what would a drunk guy from south carolina say in a bar fight
,
whats the best way to break up a fist fight
Click on a term to search for related topics.