Skip to comments.Carrying a gun does not provide ANY realistic possibility of self defense
Posted on 08/28/2012 8:53:28 AM PDT by Sasparilla
Denying that law abiding citizens have a right to carry a sidearm to defend themselves, an anti gun rights organization has published what has to be the most disingenuous post ever to appear on an anti gun website.
The group said last week that, Carrying a gun does not provide ANY realistic possibility of self defensethe element of surprise ALWAYS defeats the gun carrier. They call that Gun fact #1.
The author of the opinion further states that, an armed criminal will not approach you and challenge you to "Draw." They say that the thug will have the "Drop" on you before you know they are there. They claim that you will make no moves with a concealed weapon to defend yourself as they rob you of your money and take your gun. No, they don't say, Draw. It's generally, Give me your money, your car, your wallet, or if its a business, Give me whats in the till.
There is no question what the assailant will do with his gun. The only question is what you will do with yours. However, that is a very personal decision made based on the facts of the situation at hand.
There are numerous daily situations across the USA where an armed would be victim draws his sidearm and scares off, wounds, or kills his or her assailant, thereby protecting himself, or others, or both.
But, this fringe group would deny you your self defense rights if your life is in imminent danger.
If that writer did just did some research before spouting off, and even perhaps Googled a term such as Armed citizen shoots robber, he would have found such headlines as these among 1,490,000 results with just that one search term on the first page:
Armed Citizen shoots two hapless robbers...
(Excerpt) Read more at armedselfdefense.blogspot.com ...
At which point, I'd reach into my pocket and pull my revolver and start shooting.
“the element of surprise ALWAYS defeats the gun carrier”
This is true. However it still does not defend gun control laws.
Does NOT carrying a firearm provide any “realistic possibility of self defense”???
I wouldn’t pull, just start shooting.
You can repair the hole in your pocket later.
“They say that the thug will have the “Drop” on you before you know they are there. They claim that you will make no moves with a concealed weapon to defend yourself as they rob you of your money and take your gun. No, they don’t say, Draw. It’s generally, Give me your money, your car, your wallet, or if its a business, Give me whats in the till.
Here’s how that goes:
Exactly why I carry a double action only, shrouded hammer revolver in my pocket. Drawing is for movies.
Thank God for guns, huh Jerry Ping!
I was on the Orange Line platform at Tufts after seeing Les Mis with my parents. Two utes wearing red bandanas approached us. I slightly unzipped my jacket and put my right hand inside. They turned around and went back down the platform.
"Yeah, sure, let me get my wallet out of my back pocket..."
these guys were suprised by a ccw...
Personally, I think it would be an element of surprise the other way when a gun appeared. Definitely be a big surprise if someone came into my house in the dark. Surprise no. 1 is when my malinois has him by the arm on the floor.
It's "Two to the chest, one to the head. Makes sure he's well and truly ... STOPPED."
Even with the heavier DAO trigger pull on smaller automatics, I’d stay away from ANY holster that offers no trigger protection, unless you carry unchambered.
If someone believes he or she has, “no realistic possibility of self defense” with a firearm, then fine; don’t carry one. But don’t tell everyone else what they can or cannot do. The right to self defense is not contingent on what someone else believes is possible. Why is this so hard to understand?
It does if you are Jesse Owens.
Good move! Hope you had a piece, but if the ‘feint’ worked; perfect! (Didn’t work for me in ‘74 when I was robbed and shot, but then I wasn’t carrying. After getting out of the hospital (still carry the .32cal), I’ve carried everyday, since. Won’t be a victim, twice...)
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