One BG in 100 - perhaps?
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June 7th, 2006 12:19 PM
I guess I will trust somebody as much as they are far away, and I can see their hands. You have to be ready to nutralize everybody you meet. If I thought lightning was going to hit me today, I wouldn't have put on my tinfoil beanie.
Liberty, Property, or Death - Jonathan Gardner's powder horn inscription 1776
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
-Virgil, Aeneid, vi, 95
June 7th, 2006 01:02 PM
from 'Rules of Combat'....
21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
As for avioding eye contact....I don't aviod it. You can tell a lot by a person's eyes. I watch the eyes & hands, they are the things that a BG is going to use.
Last edited by goawayfarm; June 7th, 2006 at 01:48 PM.
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
June 7th, 2006 02:52 PM
That is what Jeff Cooper has said for a long time, and what he wrote in the little red book--'Principles of Self Defense' first published in 1989.
Originally Posted by P95Carry
Our current county populations is about 35 to 40K. If we figure 6K males over 18, that means there are 60 +- of these people in the area. No way one can go to and fro and round about without at some time running into one of these people.
June 7th, 2006 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by ExSoldier
Ex: You write too well! Chills up my back! You just described Dennis Rader, Mr. Blind, Torture & Kill ("BTK") who operated in Wichita Kansas for 15 plus years until his recent capture. We lived in Wichita shortly after his reign of terror had silently ended. The city was on edge. We lived there the next twelve years, hearing "BTK" stories and lore.
Fast forward 25 years or so - BTK - anxious to regain to notoriety from his earlier exploits - dropped a new clue to the police. Caught - he was a small town functionary,a bureaucrat, a control fanatic who delighted in the small, inexplicable control his office offered over its residents. Citations for grass too long (personally measured by him), dogs sent to animal control and put to sleep because he disliked the owner....the list is long!
You nailed it.......
"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."
June 7th, 2006 03:55 PM
Originally Posted by HighVelocity
Hey ! I was married to one of them
June 7th, 2006 04:00 PM
Yeah, I know a guy just like you described. Without a doubt - someone like that makes a swim with a Great White Shark seem like a good idea.
June 7th, 2006 04:10 PM
The "bikini killer" was just captured - he is a TN registered sex offender with a long criminal history, who recently raped and murdered (strangled her with her bikini top) a college girl. He's a bald guy with tattoos all over his neck, an intimidating look that would make a lot of women beware. He's the kind of guy that sets your radar off a mile away, because his stereotyped appearance screams of ill-will.
And then, as already discussed, we have the handsome, charming Ted Bundy types that twinkle their eyes and easily disarm a woman. He's a gentleman, clean cut, dressed well, and may open doors and call a lady ma'am. Surely no man like that would be up to no good, and this type knows it and uses it to his advantage.
It's truly a scary thing when predators aren't obvious and can mask themselves, blend in, and methodically plan their moves. It makes it especially hard on women. I wouldn't tell my dates I had an ace up my sleeve (or strapped to my ankle). You just never know.
"Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa
June 7th, 2006 04:35 PM
The recently captured "Bikini Killer" was a construction worker on a site not 500 yards from the murder scene. He FIT INTO his surroundings. Ted Bundy FIT into his stalking ground. Heck some child kidnappers have used a little puppy to help attract their victim: Hey can you help me look for my lost puppy? I think she wandered into those woods over there.... See? A nice man with a lost puppy. Perfect bait. Ted Bundy used to use a phony cast on his arm. He'd wander up to his victim and ask her to help him load a package that he couldn't grab with both hands. People like to HELP other people. Sheeple gather together. When the victim leaned into the car, he'd SMASH the cast onto her head and stun her. The door on the passengers side had no door release handle. It was locked. Victim trapped and terrified....no defense.....and shortly....no life.
Originally Posted by Betty
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
June 7th, 2006 04:59 PM
The problem is the flip side of that. Yes, many BGs are crude and stupid, but so are many GG (Good Guys).
Probably most bad guys are crude, semi-dumb or totally dumb but the odds could be that here and there is the guy who is (appears) so OK and normal, we'd hardly give him a second glance.
Although a skilled cold reader can tell a tremendous amount about a person just by looking him over (and much more if he can talk to the person), one thing he generaly can't tell is if the guy has evil intent at that moment (unless the poor sod telegraphs his intentions).
June 10th, 2006 09:47 AM
I have to disagree with this. First of all, just because someone is a GG or carries a firearm, that does not make them “crude and stupid”. Secondly, a good guy is not going to bother someone minding their own business. Third, the instant someone threatens, pulls a weapon of any sort, and or attacks my family, they have just become the BG.
Originally Posted by Tholzel
June 10th, 2006 09:57 AM
Not even then....
Well, I'd take out the relative thing...my ex-wife would have qualified as a close relative....though I'd have classified her elsewise!
Originally Posted by Jungle Work
Armed & Dangerous...and Inconspicuous...
June 10th, 2006 10:20 AM
Originally Posted by P95Carry
Amen...Which is why I say, despite the chagrin of some, "the enemy always gets a vote"
June 10th, 2006 02:49 PM
to assume is to make ass-u-me or ass of you and me
June 11th, 2006 01:51 AM
......In God we trust, all others are suspect....
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"I got a touch of hangover bureaucrat, don't push me"
Independence is declared; it must be maintained. Sam Houston-3/2/1836
If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
June 13th, 2006 06:28 PM
Is'nt it that something like 70-80% of all crimes commited are by perps well known by the vic?
Originally Posted by Jungle Work
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
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