One of the common threads running through nearly all of the armed defense stories I post in this blog is how quickly attacks unfold. “I can't believe how fast it happened,” say many victims of violent crimes.
Watch this video of Clay Duke, a 56-year-old gunman who opened fire on school board members to protest his wife being fired and his unemployment benefits running out.
Note the first reaction of school board members who slide their chairs back, but then freeze. Even then note how Duke raises his handgun at the school board member and we hear the intended victim say, “No, please don't do that” right before the trigger is pulled.
Fortunately, the shooter missed, but this serves as a graphic reminder that time is not a luxury when confronting someone intent on violence. There is no time to think about getting a handgun to carry, or to contemplate holsters and ammo.You either have the gear and the mindset to go along with it or you don't.
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