This is a discussion on thugs over the weekend within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by JohnKelly Surely disparity of force (multiple attackers) makes it justifiable? I may be wrong(some states may be different), but brandishing is different ...
"The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree..."
Nunn v. State GA 1848
Great Prep, Great Awareness and most importantly great job using that little voice inside of you that told you to turn around. Most of us ignore a good whisper in the ear
Let go of grudges.
I'm still confused about this Oromo guy and what that is. Ethiopian?
Well, you all live here now. We don't always all get along perfectly, but in the history of the US we have usually managed to let the grudges of "the old country" be forgotten.
Stay cool and move on. Stay safe, and stay out of trouble.
Again, if I were you I would put that gun in a safe. I read the private message you sent, thank you, it was a good nice message. But since you wrote that you only carried a few times since getting your license, maybe you really don't have enough of a need to continue doing so---
We used to have a popular song here back in the 1960s.
It was a ballad about a young cowboy getting ready to go into town. His momma pleaded with him, "don't take your guns to town son, leave your guns at home son, don't take your guns to town." At the end of the ballad, the cowboy was dead.
Son, leave your gun at home.
Not sure what it has to do with Somalians like Mnconceal, or why he would have contact with any of their people, but it isn't totally inconceivable that the ethnic and regional hatreds of NE Africa were transplanted into a neighborhood in Minneapolis through immigration.
What I can not tell is if Mnconceal has faced a real threat or if his fears from the old country are still with him and being voiced here, but aren't quite as real as he thinks.
Also, can't tell from this distance if the person who allegedly threatened to kill Mnconceal was merely an ethnic Oromo, and the incident merely unfortunate, or if there is something broader going on in his neighborhood. E.g., systematic thuggery by a group of Oromo.
Either way, to Mnconceal. Stay cool. Stay away from trouble. Let stuff slide where ever possible, let the police and FBI do their thing if necessary.
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You should have shown them the muzzle, not the grip.
It appears that at a quick glance Oromo is: 1) A language spoken in Ethiopia and Kenya; 2) an ethic group (32%) in Ethiopia; 3) a political movement (OFDM/OLF) in Ethiopia and 4) a region in southern Somalia.
Oromo language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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A gun in the hand is a million times more valuable than a cop on the phone!
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In any case, I'm glad I looked into what an "Oromo" man was. I had no clue.
As for MNconceal, laid back, cool, non-aggressive, and some willingness to let "slights" go on by, will help.
Kel-Tek P3AT. If they saw the muzzle it might not of scared them.
I could be wrong but here in Florida you have the right to defend yourself, if you believe you are in fear of great bodily harm or death. A group of scum justifies that. Defend yourself and let the jury decide.
Using a gun to defend myself is a Problem switcher, Not a Problem solver.
If you could be wrong, then don't post. Don't guess or speculate. If this is Florida law, then say so. Saying you could be wrong means you are unsure of the law. You must be sure.I could be wrong but here in Florida you have the right to defend yourself, if you believe you are in fear of great bodily harm or death.
It's your responsibility to know your State's laws.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.