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Response to BainsBane (Reply #59)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 10:33 PM

61. I have several methods of handling an attack on the street. ...

I have had martial arts training in the past but now I an 67 years old and suffer from back and hip problems and have a handicapped sticker to hang on my rear view mirror. Realistically I would have a hard time defeating a much younger opponent in prime physical condition. Running is not an option, the best I can do is limp fast.

I do often carry pepper spray as a non lethal alternative. However using pepper spray can have serious drawbacks. Visit http://www.buy-pepper-spray-today.com/dangerous-pepper-spray-mistakes.html to view these shortcomings.

You state,

"Do you walk around with those target guns, poised to kill a black teenager who spooks you, as Zimmerman did? I don't care if you use guns to shoot at targets."


Obviously you view me as a racist gun owner who fears blacks. You would be wrong. My family has many black friends. We also took in a black teenager who needed a home and helped him get his ID and a job. He lived with us for two years and now is employed and off on his own. We have opened our home which once was a hotel to many people over the years who were in need. The race of the person was not a consideration and we have also helped Hispanics.

I should add that I don't carry a target pistol. Such weapons are usually heavy and large. I carry a snub nosed .38 or .22 magnum S&W revolver which is more of a close range weapon than a target weapon. If I actually had a paranoid fear of being attacked, I would carry a .357 magnum at the minimum.

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