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Old May 14, 2001, 08:34 AM   #9
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Not necessarily

There are three defenses for using a weapon/technique on someone:

1. It is a trained technique
2. It is a dynamic attempt at a trained technique.
3. It was a survival issue.

Ther first two don't apply. The third can- in any situation where I would try to wrap a flashlight around someone's *insert bodily part here* I can articulate it being a struggle that required immediate strikes, and my flashlight was what I had in my hand.

BTW, a mag light makes a truly horrible, hollow *thunking* sound when it hits someone's head. No, I've never done it, but I was present once when it was (justifiably) done. Unpretty.

The axe bites into the door, ripping a hole in one panel. The maniac puts his face into the hole, cackling gleefully, "Here's Johnny...erk."
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