This is a discussion on Tragic! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; There have been several threads on who we would consider aiding by using our weapon. Well, there was an incident in North Las Vegas a ...
June 13th, 2007 03:36 AM
There have been several threads on who we would consider aiding by using our weapon. Well, there was an incident in North Las Vegas a few days ago, where I wish that I had been there. Some dirtbag mugged a 75 year old woman in a wheelchair. While the news report wasn't specific about what the guy did to her, but she died on the way to the hospital. She made it into a convenience store, and told the clerk what happened. She then lost consciousness, and died in the ambulance. I'm not sure that I would get involved in many situations that didn't involve me or my family, but I would definitely give this guy air conditioning, with 45 caliber holes!
June 13th, 2007 06:57 AM
My wife was in and out of a wheelchair for years. From experience I will say that if anyone NEEDS extra protection it's those in wheelchairs. They draw predators like garbage draws flies. It was some incidents during those times that tipped the scales for me to get my permit and become more serious about defending my self and family.
I wish some of the people who are noted trainers would actually address the issue of defense for people in chairs. Think you're hot stuff on the combat course or FOF? Now imagine doing that without the use of your legs from a chair. Very sobering and it takes some thought.
For those who are physically unable to carry due to disability or age, then yeah, it's truly sheepdog time.
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
June 13th, 2007 07:42 AM
June 13th, 2007 07:50 AM
I would have to also go situation by situation. If my gut told me to stay out of it beyond a call to the PD I'll do that. But like anything I want more info before I would intervene
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
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