I am an average sized, mild mannered man, who teaches a CCW course with passion. I have taught about half of those that have permits in my county. My firearm skills are modest: mid collegiate level for pistol, lower state competitive level for rifle. I know a bit about knives and sticks.
Somehow, those modest skills were translated into "one of the deadliest men in the county". I guess I could have a worse reputation.
With comments like that, he is no friend.
I sold a large gun safe when I left Canada. The guy that bought it came with a friend and slings and had it in their truck in 15 minutes. They did take the doors off first, but I don’t think that made all that much difference.
People aren’t ‘deadly’, weapons are.................
Certainly preferable to "one of the deadest men in the county."
You’ll be the first one he calls if he has a run in with the wrong person.
I did this for protection (had an unknown Rottweiler stalk up my drive one day. He left for good when I put a warning shot in the ground) and to let everyone know there was a gun-guy living here. I wasn't concerned about the neighbors as much as their friends or cousins who might not be as law-abiding.
I've never had a problem in the 6 yrs I've lived here. One funny thing was a neighbor came by to visit with a California relative. She definitely had never seen a citizen walking around with a gun on his hip. I'm sure she was glad to leave.
I think another good line of defense is for one to keep quiet and not advertise that they ccw or they have a black belt in karate or that they might have access to valuables.
It is surprising how many times people give clues, to those watching, about their capabilities or limitations to those watching.
For example, using a gold credit card that has an unlimited balance, when you can get your standard credit card to have the same conditions as that gold card.
Not a good reputation to have if you ever have the police showing up for any reason.
Safes protect valuables for a number of reasons including home break-ins, fires etc. Safe’s do the job they are intended for but they can’t protect the individual and that’s obviously not what they’re for.
So when the question comes up: How long will your safe protect valuables when a home-invasion gang is holding a pistol to your two-year-old daughter’s head?
You never let it get to that point. I have an alarm system, a couple dogs and a couple guns by my bed. The dogs will let me know something is up so I will be, the alarm system let’s me know there’s someone breaking in and the laser spot lets those who broke in what I’ll be doing.
I have heard that said about you - more than once.
It’s not the weapons that makes you so “deadly.” It’s the will to use them....
“... one of the deadliest men in the country”.
I have always seen you as a big, teddy bear! So... you are probably something in the middle. A sweet person who knows how to defend himself. Sounds like a win-win situation to me!
I have a small supply of food, guns and ammo just in case but I’m not a hard core survivalist. My boss, on the other hand, is into it in a big way. Still, we do have these conversations every now and then that go along these lines:
Him: I have a huge stockpile of weapons
Me: Every man in Afghanistan has a weapon. does it make them any safer?
Him: Well I have a meeting place if the SHTF, we have 400 people ready.
Me: In Beiruit they had a different militia every couple of blocks. All they did was kill each other off until the Syrians came in and killed anybody who didn’t submit to them. Did their numbers do them any good?
etc., etc., etc. Being prepared does put you at a big advantage over the masses who don’t have as much as a day’s supply but it isn’t going to help much if someone bigger and badder decides they want what you have.
Sorry to disagree, but that’s a very nice reputation to have... you’re tough, good - and arming innocents. That ‘dangerous’ to certain elements of our society... feel good about this - the person saying it might not have known, but it’s a high compliment.