Nope nary a bit.
This is a discussion on Have recent events changed your way of thinking regarding CCW? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; With all the hoopla surrounding recent events at what point do you shoot to defend yourself? I believe that in most states if you think ...
With all the hoopla surrounding recent events at what point do you shoot to defend yourself?
I believe that in most states if you think your life is in danger you are justified using lethal force.
At this point it seems that even when your life is in danger you better think twice, or three or four times before pulling the trigger. At that point it may be too late.
Then after you have decided to pull the trigger you better just look to see what the bad guy’s skin color is in order to save yourself from being charged with a hate crime if you are of a different race.
I understand that taking a life should be the last option but I am going to protect myself and my family before the bad guy gets a chance to do harm.
Has this changed your way of thinking regarding CCW?
Nope nary a bit.
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Nope, not at all.
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Nope. Not one little bit. If anything, recent events have reinforced my beliefs and practices.
Not really. But if I have time to "rethink twice, three or four time," I probably have time to de-escalate the situation.
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No change for me. The recent events have just reinforced my views of the "stupid rules".
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No change... But I'm not a neighborhood watch guy who is going to follow suspicious looking people. I'm going to defend myself against great bodily injury or death in the gravest extreme...
But, here's a less recent case, from Iowa that you may not have heard about...
Man who shot in self-defense now ?cause celebre? at statehouse
And welcome, from another Iowan.
It could be worse!
No change here
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As GADawg said, Z broke so many rules of carry and common sense that it's like reading about someone who got a DUI. I don't drink and drive and I never intend to, so my driving habits are not affected.
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How do I think about CCW?
It is the absolute last defense. Hopefully situational awareness will alert me to potential problems that I can avoid. For the unavoidable situation that may arise, the next step is to attempt to de-escalate the situation. If I fail in those two and my life or that of one of my loved ones is on the line... only then will my little secret become known....
So, has the Zimmerman trial changed my way of thinking? NOT ONE BIT...
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I know that day to day life is unpredictable at best.......best be prepared.
All the "hoopla" has indeed made me rethink my concealed carry. It makes me rethink what happened to America. It has made me rethink who my friends and allies are. It has made me review the best advice on legally defending myself with my side arm but NEVER the appropriateness of doing so.
But I agree with others here: the founding fathers had it right! Their experience and the resulting founding documents stand as timeless, timely and in no need of revision. The tyranny of oppression and bullying they faced in the 1700's is not unlike our own time. Our cultural changes have snuck up on me and made me wonder what happened to our Country. But the 2nd Amendment stands, with the other amendments, as pure genius. I doubt we have leaders with the nuts or brains enough to write with such insight and elegance.
God save the republic!
"An oppressed class which did not aspire to possess arms and learn how to handle them would deserve only to be treated as slaves." ….Vladimir Lenin!