Actually, when I read the local PD crime report every day, I would estimate half of the breakins I read about to be in the less than stellar neighborhoods.Quote:
"I live in a nice, upscale, peaceful neighborhood" is great to say but the bad guys looking to rob, rape or do whatever are not gonna turn around and break into a ghetto apartment they are looking for a nice, upscale, peaceful neighborhood.
I like to Google Map the addresses of the residences that are broken into. One begins to see some common vulnerabilities when one does.
It's WAY more than half, Chad. That old post about how house breakers look for upscale, peaceful neighborhoods is complete hookum and has been debunked here repeatedly. Predators tend to prey on their neighbors, and almost all predators DO NOT live in upscale, peaceful neighborhoods. A couple outlier anecdotes don't refute the statistics.
Actually its a peaceful neighborhood except for a few crackheads. It's definitely not South side of Chicago....yes...it definitely depends on where you live. I don't walk out the door everyday with five extra mags, and two or three knives paranoid that everyone I meet is a potential bad guy who is out to kill me.
Well only a few crackheads in a peaceful neighborhood wow, those are the ones you see.
It's paranoid people like this that will shoot their own family one day by accident of they are not careful thinking they were the bad guys lurking behind the couch.
I am really trying not to be rude but where in the hell did you come up with this? You are kidding right? Do you have any fact to base this on?
The fact that someone trains does not mean they are itching for a gunfight or to kill someone and to the member who posted that those who train would be crucified in the press and courts should they shoot someone? I pose the same question to you, where in the hell did you come up with this?
Madmac you are correct as soon as we are born we become a statistic whether we like it or not but whether you believe them or follow them is your choice. As an example you can manipulate stats to say anything you want if you just keep asking questions. When they do a telephone survey for presidential approval ratings lets say they ask the standard Republican or Democrat, race, age and so on then the last question is "If the man running against the president was a convicted child molester who wants to make drugs for kids legal who would you vote for? Gee all of a sudden you a 99.9% approval rating for the sitting president.
All it takes is one event/person to mess up the whole thing. Tell me where does a man eating another man's face, who is shot then keeps eating the other guys face fall into the stats? You mean to tell me there is a category for that? I bet the guy who writes the format for the stats rubbed his head a bit wondering where to put that one.
If you don't want to train don't. There are amatuer's that qualify for the Master's(?) golf tourney, don't know if it is the right tourney or not, but you don't see them winning it, the pros who actually practice and train all the time do win.
It is a personal choice as to how far you go with your skills but all it takes is one guy who is better than you to really ruin your day.
My brother died 5 years ago going down a ridge road, doing 35 miles an hour, when, during a thunderstorm, a tree fell on his truck. Stuff happens. Slip and fall, diet, genetics, tobacco users.
It's all about the law of averages, which catch up to all of us sooner or later.
Glockman, I also have a dd214. Even though I am old and gray the aggresiveness I aquired earnining that dd214 is still with me. I do not take training classes. I never lost what I learned. I am not afraid to go anywhere and I am not paranoid. I am prepared to use my head first and weapons last. Brother.
Now of course one's AO would have to have less than stellar neighborhoods in order for residences in less than stllar neighborhoods to be broken into.
Congratulations on your law enforcement status.
THINK ABOUT IT:
A SD shooting will always be second guessed. That would include evaluations of the shooters motives and history. It doesn't take a genius to understand that a guy who has taken multiple "training" courses could be looked at with a certain amount of curiosity by the press and prosecutors.
From what I've read, there are very very few SD shootings that everyone agrees is a "good shoot" or a "no other choice" situation. In your mind and according to your "training" a shooting might be 100 percent right but history has shown there will always be someone or some group that will jump at the chance to persecute you for your deed. If you don't think they will attack your penchant for "training", well I'd say you don't understand reality.
Curious... how many that are serious about self defense training also compete in the practical pistol games?