Originally Posted by s/v Beth
Please no more posts on guns
. Let's keep it on what the OP requested- Other ways to prevent theft and invasion.
I didnít see anything in DOJís opening post to suggest there couldnít be discussion of the final option, he did say he doesnít want this to deteriorate into a ďgun threadĒ.
While Iím not only an advocate of being prepared to use deadly force in theory, Iíve been in the position of actually having to take that action more than once. I also carry a pistol and Iím a firearms instructor.
Having been faced with making the final decision on a personís life, even if they are a scumbag; the though that always comes to mind once the threat is over is, what else could I have done?
I donít want this to deteriorate into a ďgun threadĒ either.
I think anyone who isnít trained in the use of deadly force should never consider carrying firearms. This is not just learning
how to shoot a gun, but understanding the distress
, consequences and responsibilities of implementing this option. When I read posts about shooting innocent kids
or burglars, I know Iím reading the thoughts of someone who has no idea how to identify, let alone manage a life-threatening event.
The best defense is awareness. If you just have to be in a place where thereís a potential for danger
, you have to raise your awareness level. The best description of this is Jeff Cooperís Color Code. If youíre one of those who believes you can go through life and never be assaulted, donít bother with it (and good luck). If you think this is something of interest, just Google
it, itís on hundreds if not thousands of pages.
Iíd like to use awareness and being prepared as the first building block in this discussion. The use of deadly force is the last. Theyíre are many things we can do before we get to the last level. Letís discuss these.
Oh, and by the way, all spray repellents have to be used at very close range. Bug spray is worthless (ever see a cop carrying this stuff ?). If it gets that close, I donít want to risk the lives of myself, family
, or crew on something that unpredictable. The threat has closed the distance too much at that point.