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      07-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #116
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Originally Posted by grimlock View Post
Growing up and Canada and HK standing up for yourself served okay, but it doesn't apply to known criminals (who are prone to violence and have don't value their life, so you can never make them back down, you should never put your life on line against someone who doesn't value theirs) and when you're not in a country where you're not familiar with the laws.
When I have kids I am not going to teach them the same thing, avoiding and defusing is the only option - there is no more 'standing your ground' when any confrontation can end deadly.
And if where you live the laws are such that deadly force in self-defence is permisible, you may want to carry and carry the attitude "don't touch me, i have a gun - don't touch me"
Gotta start teaching the kids to rat out and get on the good side of teachers (authority figures) rather than "If Johnny hits you, you hit him back, okay?"
Anybody that tangles with a stranger risks everything. Unless trapped, unless you have to stand and defend someone else that is trapped, move away. There is no shame is minimizing your opportunities to get killed or crippled by a stranger who is capable of anything. Concealed carry is the ultimate tool in allowing you to disengage or, if you can't, to do what has to be done. My carry is not suitable for a real no-kidding gunfight, too small. Now, for me at least, the rules change if I am in my home. Also, the capability of the weapons at my disposal changes radically in both range and lethality. Force me on the street--you win. Challenge me at home, maybe a different end result.