A word of Caution this Halloween..
Just a reminder to all, it IS coming up on Halloween and has some potentially surprising implications to CHL holders.
Last night i was visiting a friend outside of a small college town. I left after sunset and was walking a short ways to my car when i saw about 100 yards away a tall, athletic looking figure running down the sidewalk towards me, really making tracks, with a very intentional, slinking gait. I crossed around to the far side of the car as quickly as I could and put the contents of my hands (leftover pumpkin pie) on the car and got my weak hand on the butt of my SP101.
The guy crossed under one of the street lamps and I realize with a sickening lurch that he was wearing a mask and wielding what looked like a machete. At this point my thumb strap is popped and my pistol is halfway out of the holster and I'm getting to shouting commands to this guy when I notice two things.
1) There is a girl walking out of one of the sorority houses towards the sidewalk, about halfway between the masked man and myself and..
2) The man is wearing a shredded hoodie and an old hockey mask.. and the machete is plastic.
Needless to say the kid scared the living crap out of his girlfriend and i re-holstered my gun with no small amount of chagrin.
Just friendly reminder to all: KNOW THY TARGET
Tis the time of year when stupid people will be doing stupid, dangerous things, so just remember that if one day you're walking out to your car and Osama Bin Laden runs up to you with a big red suicide vest.. take the extra half a second to assess and don't give the anti's a big piece of ammo by blowing away some kid who's just being a jackass.
Have a safe Holloween!