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  1. I've been wanting to get her one of those Taurus 22lr pistols. It's about all she will shoot, which is still better than nothing. I always back pocket carry except this day and around my house but I'm gonna be picking up a p95 to OC I think. Mainly for walks and such. As to the other poster about crossing the street we did in the beginning from the store to my side of the street. I've done what you mentioned a few times, not just stand and wait but guide myself to a place where its not simply cat and mouse, but with my wife there I just wanted to speed walk. Since it luckily never got out of hand I don't even really know what their intentions were, if any. Better safe than sorry though. Typically bad vibes are had for a reason. Stay safe everyone! ( even the not so nice people around here :<3 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion View Post
    Thanks Greg. Obviously I made mistakes as I openly admitted several times, I just don't understand why it can't be discussed positively like with some people then you get others coming in basically calling everyone an F-ING retard or other uncalled for comments. Nobody is perfect and that's what these threads are for, to share. I've thought about deleting this app several times as I'm sure other people do.
    Cotillion, the problem isn't the app, but the person criticizing. You can learn a lot from those that don't - just engage those that are courteous and respectful and ignore any that aren't. Most harsh people feed off of the fact that they are getting to you - if you don't respond, they kind of shrivel up and go away. :-P
    Edmund Burke: “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – 1784 speech. Taken from Founding Fathers Notes. "The unarmed man is not just defenseless -- he is also contemptible." Machiavelli

  4. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    After thinking about this scenario, I've come to the conclusion that my first move would have been to cross the street to the other side. If the guys also crossed the street then I would force their hand by stepping to the side and waiting for them to pass. I pocket-carry almost exclusively (usually an LCP or LCR .357) and would have just stood there with my hands in my pocket (i.e. gun in hand) and waited. If they walk past me....great. If not, I'm in a position to act instantly. Wouldn't be the first time I've stood "nonchalantly" with my hands in my pocket.
    B2tall, this is a good strategy. Just the crossing the street or turning a corner would be enough of a confirmation to call 911. Much more convincing to tell the operator you tried to shake them and they matched you move for move. I considered possibly walking up onto a random porch or front door. Gives you potential witnesses if you knock or they come out and the BGs have to move on or play their card right there.
    Edmund Burke: “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – 1784 speech. Taken from Founding Fathers Notes. "The unarmed man is not just defenseless -- he is also contemptible." Machiavelli

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    22 magnums are pretty good. Head shots or any shots will slow most down . May them think about it. Yea better than nothing. Then maybe she can work up to a .380 or 38

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    Quote Originally Posted by TekGreg:244174
    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    Being threatened is assault. Telling someone you are going to harm them is assault. After you physically touch them, thats battery. As a paramedic, if i ask someone if I can start an IV and they say no, I can not say, "I am going to start an IV anyways." That is assault. If I grab them and start the IV, that is battery.

    Don't assume anything about the other poster's situation, you weren't there. Do you find it at all hypocritical that you would brandish a firearm against people just following you, but wouldn't against someone who was threatening violence? How would you feel if your peers thought you deserved to have those people follow you?

    I do not feel you did anything wrong in your situation, and I don't feel the other poster did anything wrong either (except the CCW charge for not having his permit on his person). The courts decided that as well.
    Firefighterchen has been critical of me and some of my posts and has made me re-post to clarify some things because he has called me on the carpet. However, I have an immense amount of respect for him because the man KNOWS what he is talking about!

    "Assault" is talking, yelling, swearing, sounds, cat calls, whistles or any attention directed at you that you do not desire and/or that you find offensive. "Battery" is defined as "offensive touching," which means hitting, pinching, poking, tickling, flicking up to and including getting hit with a baseball bat: It is any "touch" of any hand, foot or object that you do not like or don't want to happen.

    And before everyone starts with the "what ifs," yes, the drunk babbling at you on the corner is committing assault, it's just not enough to get him arrested. However, it could be the start of a chain of charges if you move away and he starts t follow you (harassment), grabs your shoulder (battery), and then begs for money (panhandling). It depends on the totality of the circumstances.

    Which brings us back to Cotillion and his situation. First off, Cotillion, if you're still reading this, thank you for posting it for us to learn from and taking the fusillade of Monday-morning quarterbacking from all of us. The reality is that we discuss laws and scenarios on the forums, we practice training in sterile ranges with full lighting and ranges neatly marked, we never have innocent civilians cluttering up are practice field and when it comes time to apply what we have talked about and shot paper targets for and taken classes for and memorized laws for, we realize that there are many, many holes in our training! It's no one's fault - there is simply no way to cover in training every possibility that could happen on the street nor every reaction of a BG, civilian, store clerk or police officer. Real life is much faster than training and most people do much more wrong than Cotillion. Many never learn from their real life experiences - Cotillion did. Most people walk around completely oblivious to their surroundings and would have never spotted the BGs at the store - Cotillion did. And Cotillion doesn't need to apply the laws of the other 49 states, Guam or Puerto Rico, just his.

    We're supposed to be here to learn and support each other. It's a fine line between doing a critique of Cotillion's actions and criticizing Cotillion personally. If every person that posts is hoisted upon his petard, we will find ourselves in short supply of experiences from which we can learn, and, quite frankly, I would appreciate more of these less-than-perfect accounts to find out what happens to people in the real world right her in the U.S. of A. instead of being told what SHOULD happen if and when it does by some expert in a magazine. So, for those of you that have a spiritual bent, I will end with the mantra I frequently beat myself over the head with:
    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:1-2
    Hey Tek, I didn't mean to call you out, I thought my response was to Cotillion. I'm not sure if you were being sarcastic with your respect towards me, but since I can't tell and I am a positive kind of guy, I will take it as a compliment. Thanks!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by HueMan View Post
    I'm thinking if you don't carry with one in the chamber you might as well have a brick. Seven paces is about 21ft, takes 1.5 seconds to cover that distance. Can you retrieve, chamber a round and fire a shot accurately if needed in less than 1.5 seconds? I didn't think so...

    SMH
    Totally agree that a unloaded firearm is just a piece of steel/plastic. although one should train and learn the proper way to handle a weapon and know it like the back of their hand. I hear about so many people buying firearms mainly handguns that have no training or experience with weapons. just my 2cents..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    Hey Tek, I didn't mean to call you out, I thought my response was to Cotillion. I'm not sure if you were being sarcastic with your respect towards me, but since I can't tell and I am a positive kind of guy, I will take it as a compliment. Thanks!
    FirefighterChen, no sarcasm intended at all, it was all genuine! I like the fact that you only comment on the subjects on which you are knowledgeable, and your knowledge is always high. You're a definite benefit to the forum! :-)
    Edmund Burke: “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – 1784 speech. Taken from Founding Fathers Notes. "The unarmed man is not just defenseless -- he is also contemptible." Machiavelli

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