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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 10:31 AM

7. I tend to agree.

"Self-delusion" is a good term here.

You know, I think that a lot of these people do not realize how difficult physical conflict actually is. Many people that are professionally trained in self-defense or the use of firearms are taking their chances in conflict, let alone the average Joe/Jane who somehow think that a gun will automatically get them out of a bad situation.

As the people who are truly educated in martial arts/self-defense say...the only solution to a physical conflict is not to have one. do what you have to do to avoid it, even if that means running away.

I'll tell you what else scares me besides guns...any type of bladed weapon. If I was ever in that type of situation, my only choice would be to RUN! Same with a gun...I would run, and I'm not ashamed to say it lol.

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