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Date : January 2009

thumb1/19/09: Armed Victim Shoots Attacker In Her Own Home

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Published on: January 19, 2009

Too many people think that simply having a gun is all you need for protection when you hear breaking glass in the middle of the night.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Simply having a gun is not enough.

You must first have the mindset to use the gun without hesitation to defend your life and then have the ability to deliver life-saving hits on your opponent under the stress of a lethal encounter.

Watch this video of an interview with an elderly lady who had the proper mindset to use the gun and did everything right.

thumb1/19/09: Armed Victim Shot In His Own House By Criminal

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Published on: January 19, 2009

Too many people think that simply having a gun is all you need for protection when you hear breaking glass in the middle of the night.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Simply having a gun is not enough.

You must first have the mindset to use the gun without hesitation to defend your life and then have the ability to deliver life-saving hits on your opponent under the stress of a lethal encounter.

In this video we see a young man who lacked the proper mindset and did everything wrong.

Note his occupation, his admission that he always has a gun with him, and his understanding that his life was in danger, yet he lacked the mindset and the ability to do what was required and it cost him. He is dumb lucky to be alive.

thumb1/12/09: Stay in the Fight Until It’s Over – Take 2

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Published on: January 12, 2009

Yes, this is a justifiable shooting. See the handgun in the suspect’s hand?

Did you identify the glaring tactical error on the part of the officers involved in the shooting?

They failed to stay in the fight, mentally and physically. Notice how after the suspect goes down, they get tunnel vision on the suspect, let their weapons hang one handed and casually walk up to him WHILE HE STILL HAS A GUN IN HIS HAND!

One of the officers even holsters his weapon as he walks up and stands over the suspect, while the suspect is still holding a gun.

Just because your opponent goes down, don’t make the potentially fatal mistake that he is out of the fight… especially if a weapon is still in his hand. He can initially be stunned yet still have enough fight left in him to press the trigger again as you approach. If wearing a ballistic vest or high on drugs, your opponent may be fully capable of taking you out after he goes down.

He may even be playing ‘possum’ to lure you in and get you to relax your guard, only to have him shoot you at close range in a fraction of a second!

You must approach your opponent with your weapon at the ready and the mindset that you will shoot again if he makes any move to use the weapon in his hand or within his reach. You do not let your guard down until your opponent is separated from his ability (the weapon) to hurt you.

DON’T BE IN A HURRY TO PUT YOUR GUN AWAY.

thumb1/12/09: Stay In The Fight Until It’s Over – Take 1

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Published on: January 12, 2009

Clearly, the incident was a tragic mistake by an officer with just two years on the job. This officer, like anyone else under stress, is only half as good in the field as he is on his best training day. This is all the more reason why private citizens and officers alike can never get enough training. There is quite a bit of speculation as to what happened. I do not believe the officer intentionally shot a prone man in the back.

The look of surprise on the officer’s face when the weapon discharged is evidence that the shot was unintentional. However, there did not appear to be a reason to present a handgun (or shoot) at that time. If there was a reason to present the gun, the officer should not have had his finger on the trigger unless he intended to shoot. Again, this a classic example of the adverse effects of stress in any physical confrontation.

The more lethal the confrontation, the more stressful, and the more likely you will be half as good (and half as smart) as you are on your best training day. Tragically for the suspect, a non-lethal encounter became lethal. Unfortunately for the officer, a career in law enforcement is over and he will forever carry this incident with him.

MORE TRAINING would have prevented this incident from happening.

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