"When I gave him the money, he shot me."
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January 26th, 2010 02:04 AM
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"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
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January 26th, 2010 04:57 AM
When the S is H'ing TF, I have found that here is precious little time allowed, even for these. In the few times that violent attackers have come after me (years ago, before my carrying days), the sheer speed an ferocity of each attack was quick enough to take my breath away. I'm still here.
Originally Posted by Soular
And that's why I am still here, I believe. Because of digging deep and finding these things to strengthen and sharpen my response.
Originally Posted by Janq
In one case, a three-on-one beating was stopped instantly, because of it. They were stunned and didn't want any more of it. They left, after that. The other couple of times were ugly and took far longer, but the intensity and drive came from the same, deep well of strength within. And I prevailed in those, though injured badly.
When STHF, I have found that digging deep to the point where desire, will and focus exist made the difference between being here and succumbing to the attacks. The physical response to a violent attack that comes from there can be difficult to stop.
January 26th, 2010 10:07 PM
Get On Your Knees
Agreed! Why bother to carry if you haven't reached that decision. Granted it might be real iffy when facing a drawn gun but getting on your knees is rarely ever going to turn out favorable.
Originally Posted by WHEC724
January 26th, 2010 10:11 PM
Another great reason why I pray regularly, so as to be prepared for just such an occurrence!
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. -C. S. Lewis
January 27th, 2010 01:02 AM
Just remember Massad Ayoob's "Dead man's ten seconds."
You have to be driven to end the threat, period. If that means you go down with the bad guy, fine. At least your loved ones or another innocent victim might avoid a confrontation in the future because of your actions. Even if you are struck in the heart, there is still enough residual oxygen in your brain and muscle tissue to continue functioning for ten to fifteen seconds. They shot you? So what, the game's not over for at least ten seconds which is forever in one of these situations (not counting CNS shots of course). Don't be the FBI agent who took a .22LR in the arm, went into shock, laid down and died (before "game over" that is).
Those who will not govern their own behavior are slaves waiting for a master; one will surely find them.
January 27th, 2010 02:07 AM
+1 Janq. A big +1. I reached that decision about two years ago. Now, I talk big and talk is cheap. However, it is my hope (and my training) to draw and shoot. Draw and shoot. The thought of my wife being raped or strangled or me shot while on my knees is too much. It's a bad world out there and it seems the teens are the worst. Very little sense and mercy. Lots of regrets later. Thanks. That helps.
Originally Posted by Janq
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2
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