Originally Posted by fastbolt
However, having a solid understanding of the local laws regarding the use of force (including deadly force, displaying a deadly weapons, etc), and being able to make good decisions (especially under stress), is even more critical. You can't call a bullet back, right?
+1, this I agree with 100%. That's a quote worth remembering.
this thread is good because it highlights the importance of training however you choose, if its a karate class or a 45 in your belt or both. However you choose, the laws governing the application of such are equally important.