This is a discussion on Killing a human is not a game. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So you mean all that stuff I learned from playing Socomm Navy Seals on my playstation is wrong?...
So you mean all that stuff I learned from playing Socomm Navy Seals on my playstation is wrong?
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” James Dean
Phil (NRA Member and Vietnam Vet)
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It's been more than interesting to walk through all these posts.
There are many insightful well thought out comments. It seems like(IMHO) there are three classes of folks in these threads:
1. Those that have killed and those that were almost killed.
2. Those who have not killed and would have no problem in doing it.
3. Those who have not killed, believe that they could kill, but wrestle with the consequences.
My job covers a lot of emotional and spiritual ground. Sometimes I deal with PTSD victims. After reading some of the the posts from the second class, I would describe these as somewhat naive. All the bravado from boot camp of "Kill Charlie!" that I heard during Vietnam went south real quick when live ammo or real bad guys are ten yards in front of you or when the BG you just shot has the back of his head missing. We adjust, swallow our fear, and move on. But, as some posts have indicated, it pops up (sometimes years later) at the most inopportune times.
I think I would rather wrestle with this stuff on the front end rather than when my weapon is drawn and pointed at a guy who intends to do me or my family harm. I literally pray I would not hesitate to pull the trigger. But if you've never shot someone or shot at someone, save the machismo for the bartender.
If I ever have to pull the trigger anywhere other than the range , you can be sure that it is the only option left to me other than dieing or watching one of my family die. I can't even say for sure that I would be willing to kill to protect a stranger. (child?) I don't know as I have never been put in that position.
I have been robbed at gunpoint 3 times as a night clerk at a convenient store (7-11) in El Paso TX, and once as an individual. One of the BGs from the 7-11 went on (weeks later) to kill a motorist in a carjacking.
Obviously, I was lucky.
These are the main reasons why I now have a CCW and carry every day.
My point is, I am done being a "sheeple" but I am not an idiot.
If it ever becomes neccessary, I will deal with the civil liability problems with a clear conscience and a happy heart knowing that I and my family is alive and safe.
Killing a human being is not a game?
Tell that to Sony.
Maybe I should start a thread that says "Stealing is bad."
I'm new here so I wasn't going to step in it my first few days here. But you're words were exactly my sentiment. I ain't crying for some guy who just tore a girl apart and then threw her in a dumpster.
As far as I'm concerned the sentiments in this thread are totally phony.
Know what? As this thread approaches 100 posts I cannot help but feel that about all that can be said - has been said.
Opinion is in one sense unified but in another almost diverse.!
To help avoid deterioration I am going to close it. Any attempt to start a new thread on this will be referred back to this one - I do not think we need another!
Thanks to all contributors.
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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