Handling yourself in your vehicle.

This is a discussion on Handling yourself in your vehicle. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by preachertim How much would you take in front of your family? Kind of hard to be made to look cowardly. IMHO, if ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by preachertim View Post
    How much would you take in front of your family? Kind of hard to be made to look cowardly.
    IMHO, if you elect to carry a gun, you must commit to taking even more of that without reacting, no matter who you are in front of.

    You don't ever want to be in the position of being a participant in an escalating confrontation that leads to the use of your carry weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty View Post
    He who runs away lives to fight another day.
    The current version I've heard is,
    "He who runs away lives to run away another day.":)
    I know you're worried about looking cowardly, but if you live in a state not having a "castle doctrine" you have to de-escalate. If what you're worried about is your looking cowardly having a negative effect on your son's perception of you, nip the problem in the bud and have a conversation with him about why dad needs to act the way he does (the legal ramifications in addition to Matthew 5:39). That way he won't see it as "rationalizing" for appearance of weakness on your part if you have to explain ex post facto should another similar situation arise.
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    As an extension, though, sometime you may have to deal with something calling for less than lethal. A twice a month boxing or some"martial" class would get you in a toussel, and let you get used to taking some hits. Even fencing can be practical, if you put some thought into it.

    Can you "whupass" now? If so, don't sweat it. De-escalate as much as possible, then open up a can, with good follow through. If you haven't had a fight since junior high, get something going.

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