Some people CHOOSE to Fight and not RUN when the chips are down.
“The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail… the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.” -Jeff Cooper
While reading this article a nagging thought kept popping into my brain: “Wouldn’t it have been great if this brave man (Aziz) could have been legally armed with a Concealed Carry Sidearm during this tragedy?”
“One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street … these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry. Indeed bad things can happen in nations where the citizenry is armed, but not as bad as those which seem to be threatening our disarmed citizenry in this country at this time.” -Jeff Cooper
“The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.” -Jeff Cooper
When a armed civilian carries a handgun openly for self-defense they give away the element of surprise and invite trouble that most armed civilians are not trained to handle, namely WEAPON RETENTION via empty-hand and/or knife skills.
If you are going to carry a handgun for self-defense, carry concealed and increase your odds for success by retaining the element of surprise.
For all those folks out there that say a semi-automatic rifle with a 30 round magazine (what you liberals call an “Assault Rifle”) has no place in a civilian’s arsenal, consider this scenario where a lone homeowner was confronted with five armed home invaders at one in the morning. If he had just been armed with just a handgun, this might have turned out differently. As the article points out, the Principles of Personal Defense (and of war in general) demand you stack the odds in your favor and this homeowner did just that by having a loaded rifle at the ready.
Bottom line, Good guy goes back home safe, three bad guys go to the morgue and two go to the hospital and then hopefully, prison.
New York, the modern day Babylon, where you can kill a baby at full term legally, has some of the most restrictive, anti-constitutional gun laws in the nation and yet, gun violence murders like this are occurring in broad daylight in mass transit subway stations.
More proof all “Gun Control Laws and Measures” do is hurt the law abiding citizen, not the criminal.