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  •  Nothing snide at all. (0+ / 0-)

    First, to address 'action is faster than reaction' - your mugger is already committing a crime, and is probably a bit twitchy - if you try to move quickly in any way at all, even pulling your wallet out fast, his trigger finger is likely to twitch that tiny fraction.  Second, where are you 'carrying'?  If it's in a holster above your clothes, he's already likely seen that you're carrying, and any movement of a hand towards it is going to get you shot.  If it's not, you're even less likely to successfully pull it out, as videos recently posted to debunk the 'carry in class' idea have shown, with a 'carrying' student getting his gun tangled up in his shirt showed.

    So my point is not about anything to do with 'justification'.  It's about you being far more likely to end up shot by a nervous mugger as you try to get a weapon out and in line that if don't try to push him that tiny bit over the edge into being willing to shoot you.

    •  If the mugger already has a drop on you (0+ / 0-)

      meaning already has a live weapon pointed at you, your chances of bringing one to bear on him go way down.  Each situation has to be evaluated and judged according to the specifics as well as your ability.  For example, Krav Maga teaches disarmament techniques that are amongst the best in the world that could chance the balance of power.

      I also know of the video you speak and don't consider it to be a reliable piece.  For example, the cop who played shooter walked in an immediately targeted the student who also had no training.  That isn't realistic either.

      •  I'm reminded of Bruce Lee (0+ / 0-)

        All the kung fu in the world won't stop a bullet in real life.   Hand over your wallet is an easier way to make it out alive.

        Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

        by Chris Reeves on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 06:08:15 AM PST

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