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  1. #21

    Sheep, Sheep Dog, or Wolf

    I'm a sheep dog.

    My personal philosophy is that by choosing to wear a defensive weapon, I am also choosing to defend myself, my family, and others if necessary. Common sense and rule of law play a big part in this philosophy, but so does being a real man too. Our society has made boys into wimps and men taller wimps.

    Look, I still open doors for ladies, let them go inside first, say please and thank you and a few other things that are getting rare in our culture. If we don't stand up for others (sheep), then our society has lost more than just it backbone, but it future.

    Think of the mass shootings in the last 20 years. How many times have we heard about the Luby's Diner massacre, a McDonald's, High Schools, Universities, Military Base, or Shopping Mall - and just this week a shoot out at a California Mall and a nut in a school board meeting - where everyone lays down like cowards to die.

    Were those guys in the school board Meeting in Florida pacifists? The stayed seated where when the bad guy sprayed the wall, when he pulled his gun, when he beat down an old lady who tried to disarm him...where are the men in America?

    And good for the x-cop/safety officer that finally shot the guy, but after he shot at the Superintendent at point blank range twice? What the heck? He should have took that guy down as soon as he had a shot.

    We always hear the what if someone had a gun question, but in reality having a gun and being willing to use it are 2 different things. I carry to protect my family first and of course myself and anyone who may need help as long it doesn't endanger my family.

    Every circumstance is different and has to be evaluated on the fly, but if you're not willing to man-up when the SHF, then don't carry a gun or at least don't tell people you carry a gun so they rely on you.

    I carry a gun so that if I was in a Luby's situation, I would take the guy down before he killed your wife, kids, parents, or you. And if I'm not there and you are, would you be the Sheep dog for me? Bad stuff happens when good people fail to act.

    For more information on the sheep dog concept, watch: YouTube - "The Sheepdog Concept" by Nutnfancy

    Train Hard, Train Realistic, and Carry on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocscf View Post
    I'm a sheep dog.

    My personal philosophy is that by choosing to wear a defensive weapon, I am also choosing to defend myself, my family, and others if necessary. Common sense and rule of law play a big part in this philosophy, but so does being a real man too. Our society has made boys into wimps and men taller wimps.

    Look, I still open doors for ladies, let them go inside first, say please and thank you and a few other things that are getting rare in our culture. If we don't stand up for others (sheep), then our society has lost more than just it backbone, but it future.

    Think of the mass shootings in the last 20 years. How many times have we heard about the Luby's Diner massacre, a McDonald's, High Schools, Universities, Military Base, or Shopping Mall - and just this week a shoot out at a California Mall and a nut in a school board meeting - where everyone lays down like cowards to die.

    Were those guys in the school board Meeting in Florida pacifists? The stayed seated where when the bad guy sprayed the wall, when he pulled his gun, when he beat down an old lady who tried to disarm him...where are the men in America?

    And good for the x-cop/safety officer that finally shot the guy, but after he shot at the Superintendent at point blank range twice? What the heck? He should have took that guy down as soon as he had a shot.

    We always hear the what if someone had a gun question, but in reality having a gun and being willing to use it are 2 different things. I carry to protect my family first and of course myself and anyone who may need help as long it doesn't endanger my family.

    Every circumstance is different and has to be evaluated on the fly, but if you're not willing to man-up when the SHF, then don't carry a gun or at least don't tell people you carry a gun so they rely on you.

    I carry a gun so that if I was in a Luby's situation, I would take the guy down before he killed your wife, kids, parents, or you. And if I'm not there and you are, would you be the Sheep dog for me? Bad stuff happens when good people fail to act.

    For more information on the sheep dog concept, watch: YouTube - "The Sheepdog Concept" by Nutnfancy

    Train Hard, Train Realistic, and Carry on!
    No legal guns could have been in the meeting except the safety officer's. He had to go back out to get his from his car as he wasn't packing when he first got there.

  4. So you called 911 and reported an officer in trouble being beaten down. 911 tells you not to interfere officers on the way. Do you comply with 911 if it is going badly?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWLAFART View Post
    So you called 911 and reported an officer in trouble being beaten down. 911 tells you not to interfere officers on the way. Do you comply with 911 if it is going badly?????
    I would do whatever is in my power to assist the officer. No matter what 911 says.

    And to the people who say that it depends on the cop that just blows my mind. Who cares if the cop gave you a ticket for speeding and you weren't. You would hold a grudge against a cop so much that you would see him get hurt or even killed just to prove a point. Shame on you.

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    Cool

    This thread started with the question, "Would you help a police officer in trouble?" Essentially, this is either a yes or no question. By "being in trouble" I would assume the officer would be wrestling with the BG and immediately need assistance, no questions asked. I would not have to sit down and analyze the situation to determine if I would help, how would I help, should I waste time if the situation is so dire and dial 911 or should I get off my a$$ and act before the LEO is hurt or killed? If I didn't help, I would be so ashamed that I would just take my gun home and lock it up because, at a time you have to bang your cajones together as a man, I would have failed.

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    I would not help. For the following reasons.

    1. Out of fear of the legal risks I would be setting myself up for.
    2. I have no legal responsibly for the Officers safety

    The best thing anyone can do is call 911 and report what is happening.
    If not you will be putting your life and the lives of your family at risk, for if things don't go your way you will be arrested and jailed till you get to go before a judge.

    The times we live in now doing the right thing can cost you more then what you would be willing to put on the line for someone you don't know. As most of us will do what ever it takes to protect our family at whatever the cost but my first duty is to provide for my family and getting arrested and having to pay legal fees will only be hurting my family. The world we live in now thinks that the responsibility to protect others only belong to the Police officers and anyone else with a gun is a criminal. In this type of world I will not be willing to take the risk. For my CWP only allows me to defend myself when I have fear of my life being at risk. I can not use my gun to defuse the risk at hand without being charged for brandishing a weapon even though by showing the bad guy I have the means to defend myself and the person they are attacking with lethal force if necessary should be all the reason needed for the bad guy to walk away.Though I will still end up being the one going to jail for brandishing my gun. Since getting my CWP I have been instructed that if my gun comes out of concealment it should only be for one reason and that being to eliminate the threat that is causing me to fear for my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post

    2. I have no legal responsibly for the Officers safety
    Very good point..... The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Police have no "Legal Obligation" to protect an individual........

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    In SC we have the Alter Ego rule, which basically says if you see someone in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm, you can presume it is you and can act to protect that person as if it is you. That would mean, IMO, based on imminent death or great bodily injury, you can shoot to kill. The rule says nothing about it just being a civilian so assisting an LEO is the same thing. This still comes down to your experience and abilities and the specifics of the "what if"; as a minimum you call 911. Treo made a very good point--if a trained LEO cannot handle the perp, why do you think you can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    I would not help. For the following reasons.

    1. Out of fear of the legal risks I would be setting myself up for.
    2. I have no legal responsibly for the Officers safety

    The best thing anyone can do is call 911 and report what is happening.
    If not you will be putting your life and the lives of your family at risk, for if things don't go your way you will be arrested and jailed till you get to go before a judge.

    The times we live in now doing the right thing can cost you more then what you would be willing to put on the line for someone you don't know. As most of us will do what ever it takes to protect our family at whatever the cost but my first duty is to provide for my family and getting arrested and having to pay legal fees will only be hurting my family. The world we live in now thinks that the responsibility to protect others only belong to the Police officers and anyone else with a gun is a criminal. In this type of world I will not be willing to take the risk. For my CWP only allows me to defend myself when I have fear of my life being at risk. I can not use my gun to defuse the risk at hand without being charged for brandishing a weapon even though by showing the bad guy I have the means to defend myself and the person they are attacking with lethal force if necessary should be all the reason needed for the bad guy to walk away.Though I will still end up being the one going to jail for brandishing my gun. Since getting my CWP I have been instructed that if my gun comes out of concealment it should only be for one reason and that being to eliminate the threat that is causing me to fear for my life.
    People with your attitude are the reason we live in the world we live in.
    The supremes have said that police officers have no duty to protect any particular individual, yet many police officers are killed or seriously injured each year while protecting us from feral humans. Why would they do that, if we would stand by and watch them lose a fight for life, with a homocidal criminal? If you did, could you look yourself in the mirror every morning afterwards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fudo View Post
    People with your attitude are the reason we live in the world we live in. That is an awful bold statement there dude, too bad it has NO BASIS IN FACT.
    The supremes have said that police officers have no duty to protect any particular individual, yet many police officers are killed or seriously injured each year while protecting us from feral humans. Why would they do that, if we would stand by and watch them lose a fight for life, with a homocidal criminal? If you did, could you look yourself in the mirror every morning afterwards? Yes
    The Police have become jack booted thugs, murderers, thieves, etc.... Until such a time as the so-called "good" cops start turning in/arresting and testifying against the "bad apples" , they have alienated themselves, and burned their own bridges.... The "good ones" are just as guilty as the "bad" ones until they do their damn job and arrest ALL criminals, especially the ones in uniform... THEN they will have earned respect, NOT before.....

    How the hell would YOU Know, without a doubt, that the so-called homicidal criminal in your example isn't actually an innocent person defending his own life against a murdering thief in a uniform???? How do you know the "cop" in your example is a real cop???? Unless you witness the entire scene from the beginning, or know the officer personally, you may be helping the WRONG PERSON....

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