November 23rd, 2005 12:23 PM
Good for you P95! I always emphasize the ramifications of a shooting during my CCW classes. Even a "good" shooting can be devastating mentally, physically and financially. Not many think about that. It's something that people need to prepare for. As much as possible anyway.
Jim "Doc" Amentler
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November 23rd, 2005 12:42 PM
Amen to that d2 - very much so for us all.
I pray I live to be gray and old without ever having to use my weapon in self defense.
I should mention tho it is probably obvious on reflection and, someone else made this statement recently - there are perhaps just as many ''ol' phart'' category folks with CCW just as much off base as this young fella I mentioned - so do not feel it is only your age group with a problem at times.
One of my clubs is very much hunting oriented and to hear one or two of those guys - some middle aged and more - spouting the same sorta crap!! This not actually so relevant to CCW - often just that they are gun owner/hunters - with attitude!! Equally dangerous perhaps.
I do my best (diplomatically) to educate anyone I find with a crazy attitude but have to say - died-in-wool older guys are real hard work!!
Chris - P95
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November 23rd, 2005 12:57 PM
I think "In the Gravest Extreme" is still timely and should be part of any gun owner's library. I try to read it once a year, just to keep the points fresh in my mind.
Get Trained Go Armed.
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November 23rd, 2005 03:08 PM
I have just the opposite problem. I've had to train myself to not get involved with stuff. After years of security, loss prevention, bouncing in bars, and going through a police academy, my natural tendencies to head into trouble were emphasized.
the biggest problem I'd face in any situation, is hesitation. Being overly afraid of the consequences gets people killed.
Now that I've moved away from that field, I find myself with instincts as well as training telling me to intervene. I've ultimately had to realize that my family must come first, and that means no involvement, unless I'm directly attacked. In times past, I've often helped strangers out of a jam, intervening, and standing by until the cops arrive. Now, It'd have to be a very clear cut situation for me to risk involvement. Very sad.
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"Luck, often enough, will save a man if his courage does hold."
November 23rd, 2005 03:12 PM
where can i get the florida law book you mention?
it seems like it would be interesting/enlightening reading even if not directly applicable to ohio laws.
would it be downloadable (or such) from packing.org?
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November 23rd, 2005 03:26 PM
If you really want to see the 'attitude', read all of the scenarios that have been on this site over the last couple of years.
No, not everyone, but enough to scare me. Good job P95.
November 23rd, 2005 04:30 PM
Great Postings and replys here. Everybody certainly apears to be on the same page, and same mindset.
Being mentally prepared is a crutial factor in dealing with a life threatening situation.
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November 23rd, 2005 09:36 PM
+1 gunthorp. I visited several sites before making this one my home and they all seemed to be focused on shooting someone. Here that is not the culture. I think this is a good site that provides real world information to help one make a good decision in a bad situation.
Originally Posted by gunthorp
Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....
November 23rd, 2005 09:37 PM
P.S. post,,,, my CCW made me more aware, more appreciative of life and more nicer.
Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....
November 23rd, 2005 10:35 PM
Sounds like the lad needs to spend some time on the range....and geting the crap scared out of him seemed to put his itchy trigger finger to rest. Nice Job Chris
November 29th, 2005 06:14 PM
I admit, for a few weeks after I began carrying regularly, I too felt a little "empowered"
Thankfully it was just "newness" and wore off..................
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