Kill or be killed? If the headlines aren't enough, the stories, the interview with the perps, the thoughtless killings at the hand of criminals and their descriptions of such. Backed into a corner, I can be just as ruthless and without remorse. If that in any way scares you, or makes you feel uncomfortable that I walk the streets, then I am truly apologetic. Maybe my years in the Marine Corp prepare me more than the average person considering self preservation. Someone willing and attempting to kill me? That scenario demands an equal and opposite reaction with little room for doubt. I'm willing and able and I'll stop the threat to my life no matter the outcome or consequences. I live day in and day out with that notion and I've never second guessed it. Firearms have their limitations as do people. Modern medicine is nothing short of magical in some instances. Let the chips fall where they may.