The Will to Kill: A Study in the Mindset of Violence

The Will to Kill: A Study in the Mindset of Violence

This is a discussion on The Will to Kill: A Study in the Mindset of Violence within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Very interesting article I found at XDtalk....thought it was worth sharing. These people were very lucky. I am glad they fought back and are OK. ...

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    The Will to Kill: A Study in the Mindset of Violence

    Very interesting article I found at XDtalk....thought it was worth sharing. These people were very lucky. I am glad they fought back and are OK.

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    Fight like hell, it is your only chance.

    "You must be decisive, fast, and ferocious."
    I think that is key, like the artical mentioned, the attacker is expecting you to comply. If you explode on them, you can gain the tactical advantage using the tool that they planned to use on you. Situtations like that one is where extra training in self defense can really come into play. There are plenty of techniques that can be used to disarm someone and with some learning and practice, they can be used sucessfully.

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    After reading the article, one thing pops out at me. The BG got in the house and none of the 3 dogs ever barked or alerted? I dont know what breeds they are, but it seems like the BG had definitely been at their house before and acquainted himself with the dogs. About fighting back, three things come to mind: Speed, surprise and violence of action, A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed tomorrow and someday someone may kill you with your own gun but they should have to beat you with it because its empty.
    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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    From what I gathered...they were taking a break for some afternoon lovin'.

    A. Make sure you lock your doors before you get nekkid.

    B. Make sure you still have a firearm handy.

    C. Make sure your woman will swing for the fences if you are holding down a BG and telling her to smack him in the grape.


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    This sentence in the article stood out to me:
    You never want to place yourself into a position where you must rely on the mercy or “goodness” of someone who is committing a violent crime against you.
    I like the author's recommendations.

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    Good article explaining the proper mindset and good example where hesitation and indecisiveness caused some problems.

    You should be aware that while you try to fight back, if you are indecisive or hesitate and fail to utilize surprise and immediate violence of action, you stand a good chance of losing the battle.

    The tables could have easily been turned because of her poor batting ability if the intruder had managed to get a hold of his knife or gun again.

    First thing my wife said was that the woman should have hit him in the dome the way Robert DeNiro (as Al Capone) did to the fellow gangster at the round table meeting in the movie "The Untouchables!"
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    Great articule.......
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    Good article. Lucky couple and good for them for fighting back, very likely it save their lives.

    She might need to skip a tae kwan do class and spend that time in a batting cage.
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    great read
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    Thought they had a lot of cash. My ever lovin' !@#$%$, he did.

    She should have swung harder. A LOT harder. Hard for nice folks to save themselves sometimes, which, I guess, is the point.

    Good outcome, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randytulsa2 View Post
    She should have swung harder. A LOT harder. Hard for nice folks to save themselves sometimes, which, I guess, is the point.
    This is something that I keep having to convince my wife of, she is afraid of hurting someone or something.

    Point of fact, my wife called me at work one day saying that one of the cats brought in a squirrel that was still alive and she was wanting to know how to kill it to put it out of its misery (without touching it).

    Since shooting it in our house was not an option, I told here to hit it in the head with a hammer as hard as she could. She was afraid to hit it hard because she didn't want to hurt it, while trying to kill it.
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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    This is something that I keep having to convince my wife of, she is afraid of hurting someone or something
    My ex-wife was like that. I gave her pepper spray and she would not take it. She said she did not want to hurt anyones eyesight!!!!!! I said what if they were raping you,trying to kill you, etc....she said it did not matter, she did not want to blind anyone. I was speechless!
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    Great Post...Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    She was afraid to hit it hard because she didn't want to hurt it, while trying to kill it.
    remind her of that next time she wacks you for saying the wrong thing
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    First hit should have stunned the guy, second a knock out blow and the third should have cracked his skull like a coconut.......
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