Mine still sits on the nightstand as it has for decades, except now, for the last 10 or so years, it is my EDC. I am fully awake and cognizant in an instant, always have been, and I know not everybody is, and each have to find out what their immediate mental capacity is upon rude awakening. I have another problem that has just cropped up in the last few weeks as illustrated in another thread. Low blood-pressure can completely incapacitate me to where I am useless to myself and the wife, enough to let a potential home invader get the upper hand fairly easily. I need a few seconds sitting up to equalize or sometimes I'll black out. Not good in an emergency situation.
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I am the weapon; my gun is a tool. It's regrettable that with some people those descriptors are reversed.