Recently mi blog somehow made it to Reddit, and was exposed to a lot of people that obviously aren’t into survival and preparedness, they are just the average folk exposed to what I write here.
Other than a couple insults in the comment section (something you can come to expect given the average high amount of stupidity) , one thing that makes me particular sick is the brainwashing and stupidity regarding firearms.
A couple persons were very… what’s the word I’m needing here?, girly?( no offense intended to the women out there that have more guts than many of these coward fools) … hysterical?
They didn’t have enough control of themselves to make a mature statement and ended up using too many insults, which is the only reason why I rejected their comments.
But it got me thinking, do people really get it when we talk about guns? When I constantly mention how important it is to be armed?
Other than law enforcement and military service, apparently many people out there don’t understand it and it may well be because things haven’t reached that point yet in USA. Or maybe it did in many places, but they just go into denial. I don’t know.
So if you are one of these clueless persons that thinks a normal guy arms himself because he has insecurities about his manhood, because he’s aggressive or violent, or is sick in the head and secretly fantasizes about hurting others, here are a few pointers for you.
Hopefully it will remove a bit of brainwashing induced by the media and spread by the governments that only want unarmed citizens simply because they are easier to control:
1) If you have sexual issues, visit your Doctor, ok?. I don’t know, use Viagra. A 500 S&W revolver wont make your penis any bigger.
2) Those of us that prefer big bullets with proven high rates of stopping power, choose so because, again, they have proven high rates of stopping power. No other reason.
If a small 22LR pistol was more effective I’d carry that instead, and greatly appreciate the lighter weight and lower ammo cost. There’s no other emotional insecurity behind it, just looking for the most effective round, ok?
3) Being armed does not mean you want to unnecessarily hurt anyone.
The weapon only makes you more effective, it does not change the fact that you’d do everything in your power to stop that attacker, whatever it take.
Sticking a ballpoint pen into someone’s eye would be pretty effective given the amount of damage, and nerves you’d be compromising, but I find a 357SIG JHP round to be much more civilized if things get to that point.
Now, for some facts about life and the real use the armed citizen has for firearms:
The NRA says that statistically speaking, 9 out of 10 times, the MERE PRESENCE of a gun in hands of the intended victim, is enough to DEFUSE the situation.
Please read that again: 9 out of 10.
I find this to be absolutely true and in my experience, more than likely this is just what happens. The guy or guys make their move, they close in or whatever, you pull your gun, and the situation changes completely:
I don’t know if they suddenly appreciate the beautiful things in life. If they suddenly remember how nice it is to chew food, be able to walk, or the miracle of having a functioning body. If they picture themselves in a closed coffin because the damage was beyond repair. Don’t know, you’ll have to ask a psychiatrist about that.
What I do know is that guns, when pointed at them, have some strange magical power of turning these scumbags into the nicest people.
They start “I’m sorry, man, I made a mistake” or just turn around and quickly walk the other way or look as if they pissed themselves and speed away. I tell you it achieves what years of penitentiary reeducation cant.
All kidding aside, it really works that way, at least most of the time ( 9 out of 10 according the NRA)
Rambo? No, Rambo starts blasting, shooting tons of people never going to court. You shoot one person and fail to prove a good reason for that in court, and you’ll be locked away for a long time.
You, a civilized, person, reholster and go home. Because you don’t want to hurt anyone unless there’s no other choice. You’d only shoot if a weapon of their own is already drawn, or if they keep coming at you.
The key point to this nearly perfect outcome where no one ends up with a new hole in the body and everyone goes home is awareness, to realize there’s an imminent threat.
Now careful, brandishing a gun is a crime that can land you in jail and unless you know for sure, don’t go around pulling a gun.
How do you know you’re in a dangerous situation?
A car trying to force you to stop is a clear sign, guy/guys suddenly moving towards you in a hurry for no good reason would definitely be something I consider a threat.
Sometimes they just tell, “I’m taking your car”, or “give me you wallet/your purse!”.
The possible situations are infinite, you’ll have to use good judgment.
The perfect outcome? That’s the one where you saw this happening before it got to a point of no return and managed to avoid the situation entirely, by running away, turning around, or speeding away in your vehicle.
You use your gun when you already failed at awareness.
You end up shooting someone when you come across a particularly insane person, or more than likely, when you failed yet again, and didn’t use your weapon to control the situation before it got completely out of hand.
I’ve failed to see it coming sometimes. No one is perfect and it can happen. Thankfully I was aware enough so as to not screw it up again after strike one and the presence of my firearm made all the difference in the world.
So wrapping it up a bit, that’s about it. Guns drawn at the right moment save lives, including the lives of the criminals if they know what’s good for them.
2) “So I can carry a 22LR single shot derringer, because I’m not going to use it, right?”
“The friend of my uncle’s neighbor stopped a bank robbery with a NAA 22LR single action revolver.
I bought a NAA 22LR single action revolver and left my Glock behind because I want to be like the friend of my uncle’s neighbor.”
I’m telling you, there’s even people out there that even consider having and carrying unloaded guns when you tell them that 9 out of 10 times you end up shooting nobody.
No of course not. And preferably your gun wont be a 5 shot 38 Special, but something high capacity in a powerful round.
Because sometimes you just have nothing but bad luck and while odds are in your favor, Murphy may be around and decide to pay you a visit.
Instead of everyone going home, the guys that suddenly show up pull guns, and that’s when you start shooting.
I’ve heard of cases where just a couple rounds were fired, and some really nasty ones where 50 or more cases where found after the shooting.
It’s just common sense. If everyone involved has high capacity autos and we are talking about 2 or 3 guys, just point shooting and pulling the trigger until the magazine is empties will leave a lot of brass in the ground, and it will still happen in a matter of seconds.
3)Expect things to be a bit different from target shooting. This silhouette will be running around and doing a bit of shooting of its own. Expect the worse, expect to miss a lot. And expect to shoot until the guy goes down. They wont fly through the air with a single hit like in the movies.
One guy that got into a nasty shooting once at point blank told me:
“I thought I was missing, but I also knew it wasn’t possible because I was grabbing the guy and shooting at him at point blank. He was grabbing me while he tried to twist his gun in my direction to shoot me.
I emptied my Sig 220 45 ACP with Hydrashock ammo into his torso. He kept fighting a bit but then collapsed.
Then I saw the exit holes in his back. I could see the white grounded fat”
You have do hit them until they go down. Shooting one or two rounds and then waiting to see what happens would be a terrible mistake.
Hope that brought a bit of light to the issue. Separated fantasy and reality for some.