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Everything Else / Re: Jade Helm 15
« Last post by flyover on Today at 07:57:43 AM »
I don't doubt for a minute that in the deep dark bowels of the Pentagon there is a plan institute a martial law take over of this country, especially with this administration.
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Open Carry / Re: Guns for Beginners: Three Tips for Open Carry
« Last post by Robert Harvey on Today at 06:56:35 AM »
OC in my opinion on a regular bases, is not a good idea, I have friends that carry and sometimes OC, being a big guy, and also carrying, may deter someone from attacking, but not if that BG also has a firearm, I'm 6' 220 Lbs, I don't see myself as someone that a BG won't attack just because of my size and he sees I'm armed, this would suggest to me that I'll be someone he'll won't out of the game (so to speak) quickly, BG usually prey on the weak, the ones they feel are not a threat to them, I'd rather come off like this, I would rather the BG not see me as a threat, just might be more in my favor of stopping a deadly encounter, JMO
the way I understand it there are to groups of crooks.
1. the average crook - he wants the path of least resistance. If you are carrying, (and not telegraphing that you don't know what your doing.) and they see that you are they will look for a easier target.

2. the aggressive professional crook.   - this is the one you will have issues with no matter how you carry. this crook is well practiced, an expert and very familiar with a gun.
Your gun will not cause this crook to look else where.
This is the person you want to avoid if at all possible.

Open carry is an option as well as Concealed carry.
It is not for everyone.
(and there are some idiots that open carry, and give everyone else a bad name.
Do not emulate them. Emulate the ones that open carry, the same way you conceal carry. as if it is not even there. Your not there to fight the police or the owners, etc. You are there to do business as normal. Hopefully kindly and politely teaching about carrying guns for protection.)
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Everything Else / Re: Jade Helm 15
« Last post by Taurian on Today at 05:33:44 AM »
Unfortunately, we have to take a 'wait-n-see' posture at this point.
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In the video, the officer stated "what charges will be on each of these individuals"
it sounds as if the victim will receive charges? Hopefully he won't be charged with a crime for trying to defend himself
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Open Carry / Re: Guns for Beginners: Three Tips for Open Carry
« Last post by crzyjarmans on Today at 04:16:22 AM »
OC in my opinion on a regular bases, is not a good idea, I have friends that carry and sometimes OC, being a big guy, and also carrying, may deter someone from attacking, but not if that BG also has a firearm, I'm 6' 220 Lbs, I don't see myself as someone that a BG won't attack just because of my size and he sees I'm armed, this would suggest to me that I'll be someone he'll won't out of the game (so to speak) quickly, BG usually prey on the weak, the ones they feel are not a threat to them, I'd rather come off like this, I would rather the BG not see me as a threat, just might be more in my favor of stopping a deadly encounter, JMO
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Given the choice, I'll listen carefully to Mas in preference to agreeing with Robert Farago.
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a comment in the comment section.

"We train to deliver trauma, but we also need to train to relieve trauma. It's possible that there was little the armed victim could have done. But in moments like these, medical training lends to the ability of doing everything possible, rather than wracking yourself with grief later wondering if you could have done more."

http://concealednation.org/2015/03/a-casualty-of-violence-not-concealed-carry-pair-of-robbers-pick-wrong-people-to-rob-one-from-each-side-dies/
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John I guess that’s why the people that say, “Well, if you give them what they want, they’ll go away” are not always correct.

 William Yeah, it was a death penalty mitigation case, and when the death penalty is on the table, the State of Louisiana requires that a mental health mitigation case be prepared - things that would argue against sentencing a person to death. And I interviewed a guy who was facing first degree murder charges and he was a very successful, high end residential property thief - tremendous amounts of effort, tremendous amounts of skills went into these very, you know, very, very lucrative robberies. And, he broke into a home in New Orleans and he was successful in stealing what he wanted to steal. And, as he was exiting the home, he noticed that the homeowner had been there the entire time, asleep on the couch. And, he killed the gentleman, and killed him by stabbing and skinning him alive.   
  When asked why he had done that, he said, “Well, I had some time, and he was there.” He had succeeded in the crime. I mean, walking out the door would have been the thing that would strike most of us to do at that time. But, it was important enough to him, then that’s what we call the use of expressive violence vs. instrumental violence.
 
 Instrumental violence is violence necessary to achieve an end. If I hit you on the head with a pipe wrench, it’s to get your wallet not to hit you on the head.
 
 This gentleman on the other hand was a true psychopath and expressed himself through his violent acts. And, that became a bonus. The material end had been achieved. He had stolen the things he was there to steal, but the violence itself expressed his character - as he put it, his artistry.   John Huh! The whole I only feel good when I’m hurting other people?   William They don’t even feel particularly good about it. It’s not a form of joy. It’s an expression of his superiority.
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 William And they recommended that the office workers in the federal system use scissors. But, what they didn’t say was that you were going to have to grab someone by the back of their hair, pull their head back, stick the scissors in their eye socket, stir it around until you see brain matter. They didn’t say that, because it highlights the gap between “use scissors to protect yourself” and the reality of what it would take.   John Right   William And a normal citizen just simply can’t make that gap. They don’t have what I call a parking spot in their head for themselves doing that. And, if you can’t imagine it, you will not do it.   John Ok. So, I guess, how do we get over that? How do we get people to realize that (a) violence might be called for, (b) it’s not some sterile concept and (c) get them willing and able?   William Right. Well, it’s tempting to say training. But there are several provocative studies out there that show that a little bit of training is quite a bad thing. There was a study done of women’s resistance to sexual violence, and what they showed was that women who had taken a rape defense course - a good one, you know, RAD is quite a good program - they actually rated themselves more at risk and feeling more vulnerable after having taken the course. A little sip didn’t do it. A little sip just made them aware of the risks they had heretofore been ignoring.
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Interesting transcript, many interesting concepts.
what stands out in this transcript for you?


William The most interesting thing is how much of people’s version of themselves goes out to the public completely unawares. And, how much of it is consumed by people that don’t have our best interest at heart in a process that just happens below our level of conscious awareness. We’re sending out messages about our self. I call them unconscious want ads if you will. If the want ad is “Looking for someone to beat me to death and take my stuff,” someone can answer that without us really knowing that the process has even started, much less reach to conclusion.

http://dsbscience.com/ballisticradio/BR20130714_WilliamAprillDeselectYourself.php
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