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Posted: 12/18/2003 1:43:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 1:44:19 PM EDT by Brohawk]
These thoughts came from reading the Whataburger threads. One point that was brought up by a couple members was "What if the BGs have a plant in the store?" or "What if they have a lookout outside?"

I'm no hero, and I'm sure not a Rambo, but my thought is that if "what-iffing" will paralyze you with indecision, you had better not carry.

Assess the situation as best you can, then deal with "What is."

I cannot depend upon the benevolence and good intentions of armed robbers. I don't carry so I can snivel "Please don't hurt me" in the corner. I also don't carry so I can take advantage of an opportunity to be foolish. I carry so I have the means to defend myself and my family.

As for the hostage scenario, it would definitely be difficult. One thing I've told my wife is that if someone breaks in and is holding one of our daughters, and she has a gun pointed at him, DO NOT SURRENDER THE WEAPON.

He might say "Put the gun down and nobody will get hurt", but these guuys lie. I explained that if she puts the gun down everybody will most likely die. You can't trust a criminal, except to be a criminal.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:01:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Brohawk: As for the hostage scenario, it would definitely be difficult. One thing I've told my wife is that if someone breaks in and is holding one of our daughters, and she has a gun pointed at him, DO NOT SURRENDER THE WEAPON.
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IMO, you're absolutely correct. Nothing good can come from 'disarming' yourself.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:12:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Brohawk: I don't carry so I can snivel "Please don't hurt me" in the corner.
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Oh, I can snivel like hell, just long enough to distract them so that I can unholster my weapon discreetly and then send them straight to hell. I hate to stoop to quoting Sun Tzu, but deceiving your enemy into underestimating your resolve is a solid tactic of war. As far as surrendering a weapon, as the old adage goes, the only way you should ever be killed with your own weapon is when they beat you to death with it because you already shot all your ammo at them.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 3:29:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pale_pony: Oh, I can snivel like hell, just long enough to distract them so that I can unholster my weapon discreetly and then send them straight to hell. I hate to stoop to quoting Sun Tzu, but deceiving your enemy into underestimating your resolve is a solid tactic of war.
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A friend of mine carries a pocket pistol as a carjacking deterrent. His plan is saying, "Please don't shoot me! Please don't shoot me!", and slipping the gun out while appearing to be fumbling with the seat belt. Then it's a facefull of BAMBAMBAMBAMBAMBAM!
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