I don't take anything posted here personal. It's just too easy to reach for an eraser.We should never take things personal...
Did I direct that toward you? Don't think so.You posted yours, so I posted mine. How is that sad or triggering? You started the thread -- was it only for those that have your philosophy, or could some respectfully not agree completely and discuss?
Ignoring would be better than the replies you have posted in this thread.Procedure for handling irritating trolls who want attention. Deny them what they want.
Click on their screen name>Choose "View Profile">Click on "Ignore Posts">Click "Yes" on the page that opens
Done, easy peasy.
Anyone who feels that way about me, click on my screen name and do the same. Suits me fine.
Two sentences in the start of this thread, directed toward nobody, just posted what I think / do.Before today, I have only ignored one other person in my years here, although I rescinded that one a few weeks later. Not sure if that guy is still here or not.
I have only had one person say they put me on ignore, but obviously he lifted that because we have exchanged posts since. Neither action diminished my experience here at all. I don't agree with everyone here and I don't expect people to agree with me, but most folks here are really nice and respectful, even in heated arguments.
No, gunfights are any fight where someone brings a gun. If you went to Walmart with a squad of Marines there would probably be less drama but the cost of crayons would kill you.And by the way, gunfights are for rifles and shotguns, preferably backed up with similarly armed friends. We only carry sidearms for convenience and legal reasons. Where we draw the line is a personal decision, and our community should do a better job of supporting each other, rather than puffing up our chests and proclaiming how big our damn gun is.
You claim to be a combat vet and do not respect Mr Murphy? How perplexing.:rofl:@jmf552 "I would turn the argument around. What reasonable person would not carry "more" if they knew they were going into a really "bad" area, an area that was a lot worse than where they normally go? No matter what I normally carry, if I had to go into "the 'hood" in the middle of the night, I would carry an extra gun."
I try to be reasonable. This morning I was forced to go to the nearest "big town" to get a new coffee maker at WalMart and carried my Commander. This afternoon I drove a block down to my village ballfield and walking track (half-block from the police station) to throw ball for my dog. I stuck my .380 (loaded with quality "modern" SD ammo) in my front pocket. I figure it's pretty reasonable to assume that I don't really need to carry "heavy" for that.
2019 crime stats in my village --
-Aggravated Assault 1 (domestic situation)
-Larceny and Theft 20
-Motor Vehicle Theft 0
-Murder and Manslaughter 0
Of course I respect Mr. Murphy. Civilian life, however, has been laughably safe for me since my tour in Vietnam (yes, I "claim" to have been there, thanks). I've only been hit by a train and struck by lightning. :smile: Know what? That hasn't compelled me to feel threatened by hordes of imaginary "Bad Guys" all the time here in this little town. As I said, I try to be reasonable. You? YMMV.You claim to be a combat vet and do not respect Mr Murphy? How perplexing.:rofl:
Bingo. Best comment yet.Training. Training, training, training, training, training!!!
You’d think by the discussions of late that the firearm is the only part of the equation.
C’mon guys, this is Defensive Carry, not Mall Ninjas r’us...
People who have actually experienced combat will tell you that it affects in different ways, depending on a lot of psychological mechanisms that are unique to each person and experience.You claim to be a combat vet and do not respect Mr Murphy? How perplexing.:rofl: