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View Poll Results: Are you mentally prepared to shoot in self defense

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  • Kill them all and let God sort them out

    10 7.63%
  • Trained and ready no regrets

    32 24.43%
  • I am ready and trained but do not relish the thought nor do I look forward to it

    87 66.41%
  • Have not really thought it through but I am armed for protection

    2 1.53%
  • I can't take the life of another

    0 0%
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Thread: I am I mentally prepared to defend myself

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Gray Court, SC
    I chose "Kill them all and let God sort them out". I'm trained, I'm ready, I have no regrets and I don't relish the thought, however if a BG puts me in the position that I have send him/her to the morgue then so be it. Then it's out to dinner to celebrate that I have another day of life left.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kalifornia & Idaho
    I enlisted in the Army in 1966. I never went into battle. My attitude at the time was it was my duty, my job, to shoot the enemy if called upon. I feel pretty much the same. If confronted with evil threatening me or someone else, it is my duty, my job to try to stop that evil.

    I would hope that if I had to shoot someone, first, I would, and second, I would accept it as doing my duty, my job.

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  4. #13
    Don't look forward to it and would rather not (most people I know are like that) but will not hesitate if called upon to do so.

    Messing with me and mine would be their last mistake.
    Taurus PT92
    17+1 9mm

  5. #14
    In my profession I see the sick, injured, dead and dying routinely. It's mostly unfortunate. It no longer bothers me. Death is part of life. However, sometimes people get what they deserve and some people need shootin'. I hope I never have to shoot somebody, but if it comes to that, I will have no regrets. I'm trained, I'm ready, and I'm not affraid to defend myself and family.

  6. #15
    I have been trained and been in a situation that could have ended badly. I would defend myself, family, friends and co-workers, but wouldn't look forward to it.

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Southern New Hampshire
    IF my Family or I were threatened, I would "shoot" them down. Hope it never happens.
    (All the above are MY opinions/suggestions ONLY....AND, I like to bust ball's, it's called having a sense of humor. In other words, no intent to offend anyone, so get over it)

  8. I hope the day never comes but if it does, I'm ready to defend myself and family.

    I am quite concerned about coming upon a crime in action such as a rape or nut job with a gun shooting people in the mall. With laws the way they are I have a real problem. My first thought is to get away and not get involved. My heart thinks that I may be able to save a life if I intervene. This one really gives me trouble. I have the feeling that I WILL get involved and take out the bad guy, get arrested, and spend the rest of my life paying lawyers.

  9. #18

    Trained and ready no regrets

    I have Three Steps that anybody dealing with using deadly force needs to navigate:

    1. You Need to Get Your Mind Right. This is where you come to grips and make your peace with the fact that you are carrying the power of life and death. You need to walk through the various scenarios for what will happen before, during, and after, to be prepared for the entire event.

    You can not put off getting yourself ready. There are no RSVPs to gun/knife/club fights. Even if you avoid going anywhere where there might be a violent confrontation - unless the government sends you there - that does not mean you will not be in one; the other side has a vote on creating a violent confrontation for their own reason(s). You must be ready beforehand for the event and the aftermath. If you have not gotten past this step, you can not deal with Steps 2 and 3 clearly, and you are setting yourself all of the emotional issues that will come your way if you are carrying ANY weapon - gun/knife/club - and use it.

    2. You Have to Know Where the Bright Line to Act Is. At what point can you legally stop the threat.

    You must know at what point under what circumstances deadly force is appropriate. This is not something you can figure out at the time, you must have internalized it before it the event starts, much like what you do when you drive your car on ice, for example. Each state is different, so you must be well-versed in any state you are in, and every separate kind of situation (home/domicile, car, outside home/car, etc.) that is possible. You must automatically and immediately know when the line is crossed.

    3. There can be NO hesitation as soon as the opportunity/shot is cleared tactically after the Bright Line has been and remains crossed. As John Bernard Books - John Wayne's character in his last movie The Shootist stated - You Must Be WILLING.
    "It isn't always being fast or even accurate that counts, it's being willing. I found out early that most men, regardless of cause or need, aren't willing. They blink an eye or draw a breath before they pull a trigger. I won't."
    You can not be looking for wiggle room or a gray area here. The threat exists, and needs to be stopped. Looking for a Third Middle Compromise Solution leads to hesitation, which will lead to you not dealing with your responsibilities in a timely manner. It is you - not the person or persons presenting the threat - that you are responsible for.
    Orlando, FL

  10. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Occupied State of Confusion
    I do not relish in the thought of taking another persons life but I am trained and ready to do so if need be. Oh yea, this is POST #1 for me on this board.
    You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

  11. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Gray Court, SC
    Welcome to the forum , Doc!
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

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