Have you ever had to use your weapon in self defense?

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View Poll Results: Have you ever had to use your weapon in self defense?

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  • Yes, drew, fired

    9 4.48%
  • Yes, drew, did NOT fire

    38 18.91%
  • Yes, did not feel the necessity to draw/felt lethal force was unnecessary

    8 3.98%
  • Yes, was unarmed or otherwise unable to access my weapon

    9 4.48%
  • No

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Thread: Have you ever had to use your weapon in self defense?

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    I have drawn but did not need to fire, and even if I did feel the need to fire, I wouldn't have been able to. If you want to find out more, you can look for my introductory post to this board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhutch View Post
    Just curious as to how many of our members here have been victims of violent crimes or otherwise had to use their weapon in self defense.

    i'll start. i voted "yes, was anarmed or otherwise unable to access my weapon" because the store i work at was robbed at gunpoint when i was 19 and i could not legally carry.
    You know, it's funny. I was thinking about startingthis exact topic the other day because I didn't see a thread concerning this. Considering I just applied for my CHL, I'd like to know how many people have needed it. I've been the victim of robbery more than once while living in NYC, go figure. Once, I was working in a gas station and was robbed at knife point. The other was when I was in high school. I was coming home from there and six kids beat me up and tried to steal my portable radio. I dragged two of them off the train but they stole my glasses so I couldn't see their faces.

    This thread should make for someinteresting rwading. I look forward to it. I'd also like to add a second question: If you did have to pull your weapon, what happened afterwards. Please give full details. If you used it to defend yourself and shot the person, what happened when the police showed up? Were you arrested and released?
    It is to be observed that Right of Self-Defence, arises directly and immediately from the Care of our own Preservation, which Nature recommends to every one. . . , and that this right is so primary, that it cannot be denied on the basis that it is not "expressly set forth.

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    Nope, and hope I never have to

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    In non-combat settings drew and fired twice.

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    Not outside of combat ops. Hope to keep it that way!

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    Making ammo.
    I did the Karate Kid crane maneuver and they ran away.
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    not yet. hopefully i never will.
    "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
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    victim quota

    I've not had any violent encounters that required the remedy of a firearm, and I've been to or lived in quite a few places even the police fear to tread without substantial back-up. No, it's not because I acted like a tough guy, it's because I was alert and knew when to walk away. Perhaps that's a warning sign to a thug who's not drunk or on drugs. Insult my Mama or my manhood? Hey, no problem. Only a fool heeds the words of a fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerodrome View Post
    I've been to or lived in quite a few places even the police fear to tread without substantial back-up.
    Not in Idaho?

    I have not come across any bad areas yet in Idaho. However, in my military days I spent time in Chicago, New York City. I know there had to be someone looking over me back then, or because I was young (18-20). The worst though to me were a few places in Philadelphia. Thats a tough place there.

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    NO, hope NEVER to have to, but well prepared to do so. Exhibit A your honor

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    Yes drew and Fired..... Don't want to talk about it, maybe someday, but not right now.
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    No & hope i never have too, although i will if necessary
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    Drew many times, never fired, but only while with police in high crime areas of the City of Boston, over a period of 8 years, 174 ride-alongs and one in NYPD South Bronx 44th precinct.
    Surrounded and outnumbered, Marine Col Lewis Puller: "Good! We finally got 'em where we want 'em!" (Korea, 1950)
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    I was out sick with strep throat. I went to the nearby clinic. As I was sick, I didn't carry my weapon, cuffs, badge, etc. While I was waiting to be seen, a guy who I found out later was paranoid schizophenic(spelling?) began assaulting the woman who brought him into the clinic. I took the BG to the ground and held him down until the local P.D. got there. During the time it took for them to arrive, I sprained my left knee. After that, I started carrying at a minimum a pair of cuffs. I probably wouldn't have been injured if I had a pair of cuffs with me, as the BG didn't move for about 30 to 45 seconds after I took him down, either because he was catching his breath or he was knocked out. I did take him down hard on a tile floor. I held both his wrists without a problem during that time. After that, I used my wrestling skills, H-2-H skills to keep him on the ground. I have yet to draw my weapon to defend myself or others.
    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Ride hard and Shoot safe

    The first rule of gunfighting should be to know when the gunfight starts - being the last one to get the news certainly won't put the odds in your favor.

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