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Good article, Phil. I especially like the "going armed is a form of life insurance" phrase.
Walk steathly - and carry a big Springfield.
Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
George S. Patton
Excellent. Thanks for sharing.
well thought out missive , thanks for posting .
Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .
Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.
Hoplophobes believe mythology they see on television, in which bullets have enough power to hurl people through the air and fictional "cop killer bullets" can penetrate the shovel of a bulldozer. They think only Norman Bates and Hannibal Lechter would carry knives on a regular basis, even as they struggle desperately to open a plastic package of snack food with their teeth or their car keys.
I love it!
Excellent site in general, Phil -- thanks!
I liked the article. Your website is full of usefull information.
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.
Great, great read. Thanks.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of the ultimate CC gun!
That is pure gold right there ... Well written, Phil.How arrogant must you be to presume to tell another sovereign adult how much value you place on her life?
Last edited by BushidoMarine; November 21st, 2006 at 05:19 AM.
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it."
- Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC
I like the article, but with it should come a sort of counter-point. Too many people that do go armed don't get enough training, or don't really know how to fight without their gun, or don't keep themselves in decent enough shape to be a formidable opponent. If you want to win the "unarmed" martial arts world, you have to recognize that you need BOTH sides, which I'd say without hesitation less than %1 of gun owners/carriers really are.
Yeah, everyone here can say how many martial arts they take, what their rank is, how much they lift, and how often they run, but I can say I'm the Princess of India, too. A common theme amongst carriers seems to be a bit overweight and out of shape, a good article would be to be ready to FIGHT, not just SHOOT.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke
Perhaps you'd like to write such an article and submit it to The Martialist? I would gladly consider it for publication.