Apparently training counts, but only if you practice a lot and it's recent
I ran across this video I thought might be of interest. Considering the source was ABC I couldn't help but be suspicious, but never-the-less, the video has an important lesson for any of us who carry and expect to be able to defend ourselves and our loved ones. Not the lesson I think they meant to deliver, which was carrying a gun doesn't help. The lesson I took away is practice, practice, practice; and not on a range. The practice needs to be in a threat training venue.
Proof that Concealed Carry permit holders live in a dream world, Part One - YouTube
Re: Apparently training counts, but only if you practice a lot and it's recent
The problem is the generalizations they weave into a conclusion. First, that is a singular, almost impossible scenario. Second, they picked some gringos. Third, there is no control group. The guy came in and targeted the guy with the gun. I'd like to see some conclusions drawn from a similar test where nobody was armed. Oh, wait, that test was conducted at Virginia Tech.
If you are caught by total surprise, you are more than likely going to be hosed, and if not, you are going to have to fight an uphill battle.
Being armed is a far cry different than having a magical bulletproof bubble descend on you.
As to the GOP's conclusion... Practice is mandatory.
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