Good: Situational Awareness Pays Off

Good: Situational Awareness Pays Off

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    Thumbs up Good: Situational Awareness Pays Off

    A bad situation turns out for the best.Here


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    NEVER mess with a momma bear and NEVER NEVER mess with a papa bear.

    That was a great read. Good tactics with the shopping cart.
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    Good read!

    It is a perfect example of: Anytime, Anywhere, For Any Stupid Reason.
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    Excellent situational awareness. Great idea with the shopping cart too. Punks. I bet they wouldn't spend a lot of time looking at video from the parking lot and store to catch someone in this kind of crime.
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    Very good Situational Awareness. All over a gameboy???? Once again, WHAT IS OUR COUNTRY COMING TO?
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    Last edited by Cthulhu; March 15th, 2008 at 09:27 AM. Reason: Emphasis added by me

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    "The jackals had unwittingly encircled a lion."

    Good read. Further emphasis that it could happen any place, any time. I don't even mind going to Walmart with the wife now (what a change from our younger days). It's time well spent making sure she is safe.

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    Very good story...

    ...Still, it was a lesson reaffirmed. We never know when or why an attack might commence. We do not know what lengths others might take to obtain that which they deem valuable. It is impossible to predict any and all contingencies. Because of the differences between people, and the dangers that result from those differences, we can only be prepared to protect ourselves and our children, at any time, by any means necessary...

    How true...

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    My wife's boss has an FFL and sold me my XD 9mm. One day, while working on one of his computers in his office, I let my XD be seen by him. He knew when I purchased it it would be for concealed carry, and although he didn't say anything to ME, he asked my wife if I was crazy, did I really think I needed a gun ALL THE TIME. (Even gun DEALERS can be sheep)

    I sent a link to this blog to her and told her to give it to her boss to remind him of the times he would go out and buy stuff for his little grandson, whom he would do ANYTHING to please.

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    Well according to the FBI the main reason that Mugging have increased is due to the number of small portable electronic devices people have now. IPOD's, gameboys etc....

    Easy to see who has what and easy to sell plus the have become a status symbol.
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    Still, it was a lesson reaffirmed. We never know when or why an attack might commence. We do not know what lengths others might take to obtain that which they deem valuable. It is impossible to predict any and all contingencies. Because of the differences between people, and the dangers that result from those differences, we can only be prepared to protect ourselves and our children, at any time, by any means necessary.
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    Very well written account.

    Lots of stuff to be gleaned from that story! Great situational awareness and A1 tactics!

    Plus the added benefit of having a true fighting firearm.

    Good Read!
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    that was a FANTASTIC read and thank you for sharing. As someone who has yet to have their CCW, and as of a few days ago was on the fence about it...this certainly proves that it can happen ANY time ANY where to ANY person...

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    Very good read, thanks for the post.
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    I know exactly what he Means

    This is very much like when I drew my weapon for the first time in a Walmart parking lot. Two pieces of garbage waited for "what they wanted" in the pharmacy area when my mom's cancer pain meds were handed over they thought they'd rob us. I'm 5'6" 130 lbs and my moms' 5'1" maybe 60 lbs (pancriatic cancer) and wheelchair bound. Thank God he gave us all a tingly feeling when we're in danger, we just need to give it more attention.
    "Fear is nothing more than an emotional response to the perception of danger coupled with the belief that I can't handle it."
    "If you change that belief to 'I can handle it', you'll no longer experience FEAR. You'll simply see what you are facing is a challenge... an opportunity to test yourself.

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