Skip to comments.5 rules for (CCW) Concealed Carry Weapon
Posted on 06/28/2002 9:13:48 AM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER
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"KNOW EXACTLY WHEN YOU CAN USE YOUR WEAPON."
"IF YOU CAN RUN AWAY SAFELY- RUN!"
"DISPLAY YOUR WEAPON, GO TO JAIL."
"DON'T LET YOUR EMOTIONS GET THE BEST OF YOU." "YOUR CONCEALED WEAPON IS FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE ONLY."
Even though you didn't initiate the confrontation, if you can't back off and let it go, and wind up using that gun, a jury will crucify you- even if I'm on that jury! (Maybe ESPECIALLY if I'm on the jury...)
Fortunately, judging by the behavior of folks in Alaska who have a CCW, this is not a big problem- the kind of people who are willing to attend the training and jump through the hoops to get a CCW seem to take the responsibility seriously.
A. The ABILITY to inflict serious bodily injury. He is armed or reasonably appears to be armed.
Or not. We just buried a LEO yesterday who was trying to deal with a naked, paranoid crack addict. The latter got hold of the former's service piece and put 11 bullets into his head.
It differs from state to state, and I'd strongly advise those who carry concealed to be intimately familiar with their state's (and city's, if pertinent) laws concerning deadly force, and current on changes made to those laws. In my state (Washington) you are justified in using deadly force to prevent death or "grave physical injury" to yourself or to another. In Texas you may do so under some circumstances involving protection of property. The penalty for not knowing this is potentially a life term in prison.
I wondered about this.
Being "normal" sized (5'9", 185), how large does another man have to be before I can defend myself w/ my handgun? 6'2", 225; 6'5", 250; etc. Kind of a blurry line.
Carrying has made me a whole lot mellower, though, - I avoid confrontation like the plague.
My finger waving is no more, I am more mellow, I am always more friendly, I avoid situations, I am more aware of danger and leave.
When it comes to protecting my family I follow the rules.
Yep you hit the nail on the head.
the kind of people who are willing to attend the training and jump through the hoops to get a CCW seem to take the responsibility seriously.
These people who carry are very resonsible and do take it seriously.
Michigan CCW birthday was next week. 50,000 CCW citizens have not had road rage, have not killed each other over parking lot disputes, and it is not the wild west.
Where are those gun grabbers now!!
This unknown author is giving an example. You must decide if the rule applies to males. He said if handicap, or you against a professional fighter with legal fists.
You will known if you are a solid citizen and practice the rules.
Your statement is TRUE. In some states you can protect property.
The 5 rules will work in any state. It has a very good chance of working in even the most liberal state with no CCW carry law. If I am attacked in New York, Kalifornia, Illinois, and he has a weapon, I will still take my chances by following these rules with the law of any state.
and gentle squeeze
yes these are good tips of humor.
Oh, they are still out there- millions of them.
You see, they cannot be persuaded by logic, or even by facts (like the fact that there is practically ZERO incidence of illegal use of firearms by CCW holders). No, these folks are quite simply AFRAID- of you, of me, of guns, and probably of mice and loud noises. It is not rational, and cannot be overcome by argument.
Believe me, I have tried to talk quite a few of these folks out of their fear of CCW laws- and it is just a complete waste of time.
Sure, James Bond carried that .32 Walther PP - but he only faced enemies using blanks! So avoid all those new tiny .32 semis.
keep talking. It is fun. Here are a few good ones to coin into your talks.
I am intolerant. I'm intolerant of evil. That's a good thing.
Tolerance of evil would be evil.
Statistics show that most fatal accidents(which occur at home)take place in the bathroom.I don't want ONE MORE FATAL ACCIDENT TO OCCUR,THEREFOR I AM GOING TO GET THE GOVERNMENT TO BAN ALL VISITS TO THE BATHROOM!!This sounds pretty stupid,RIGHT???
I use a similar tactic. . . We had a neighbor who hit us up with the "Just Ask" campaign last year. We responded with a big, bright yellow sign for their front yard. "This home PROUDLY Gun-Free". If they'd leave it on their front lawn for a week, we'd answer as to whether we were armed or not.
80 million gun owners provided protection for their families last night. What did you do?
Joseph Sobran used to offer his anti-gun acquaintances window stickers that said:
This Is A Gun-Free Household
No one ever took one from him. I wonder why?
I carry in my synagogue open. The rabbi has no problem with it and even encourages me to do so. Hey its free security and I will be there before the police arrive.
"It's been a burning issue," according to Bradley DeBraska, president of the Milwaukee Police Association, who says off-duty officers worry about retaliation from criminals they've arrested. "We basically have 50 different state laws that regulate police officers and concealment when we cross state lines, and we simply don't know them all. We don't have a clue."
"Who then are this individual with such a universal wisdom that it gives them the right to veto the judgment of this intelligent multitude of 80 million gun owners?
There is a huge difference between feeling safe and being safe.
You can't control the wind, but you can certainly adjust your sails."
Concealment would be the only problem.
BTW, can anyone tell me what that shiny revolver Miss Shagwell lugged -is?
Yes if you are ever in a gun battle, a larger caliber is best.
WE are talking here about self defense. Just flashing a gun will send 99.5% of felons running. Therefore, that last .5% where meet all of the 5 rules, and end up in a gun fight, yes take
and gentle squeeze
as poster #9 suggests.
80 million honest american citizens provided protection for their families last night. What did you do?
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