I'm not sure I've ever seen a post that says you have to die just because you catch a bullet during a fight.
But for those who don't know:
A wide majority of people hit with handgun ammunition survive, as do significant numbers of those hit with rifle and shotgun fire. If you're alive enough to know you were hit, you are alive enough to choose survival: stop the bad guy so he doesn't hit you again, then stanch your bleeding and walk/limp/crawl/drag yourself to a phone where you can call for help. Stay awake and alert until help arrives.
Don't quit. Don't teach others to quit.
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