Not the newest or most original of subjects but - hey - wanna get thoughts from you guys here.
I notice from time to time - (on THR I have seen this now and again, and other gun boards too - well, actually maybe too often for my liking at times) .... folks are (seem) way too keen to come up with something like ''Awe well - I'd cap his a$$''!!! Even in very borderline scenarios.
Now for me - carry is serious business - by which I mean - it requires (?mandates?) responsibility, discretion, and hopefully the ability to not only determine threats fast ( as well as see them coming) - but - the ability also, and the desire - to get the heck outa Dodge if possible. That said - my prime motivation whatever - is safety and survival (of me and mine) - that's a given.
It concerns me not a little when folks go ''macho'' - maybe it is a keyboard warrior deal - I hope so. I am not happy tho to hear that someone is all but itching to shoot, when quite possibly there are other alternatives. After all, shooting a person (BG or not) is hardly a recreational pursuit! Let alone dealing with the sequele.
Does this sometimes bother you? I prefer that our ''image'' - that of the responsible law abiding citizen - is not unnecessarily tarnished. Heck we have a hard enough time as it is maintaining our image as being good and wholesome.! I do prefer ''low key'' if possible.