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Old April 27, 2019, 07:04 PM   #85
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
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people who live like you die frequently for the sole reason that they ignore basic survival principles like wearing helmets and seat belts, taking their warfarin, etc.
Yes, and people who wear their helmets and seatbelts and take their meds on schedule ALSO die, frequently. Everyone dies, that's life.

And yes, I'd say its obvious that if you need to draw a gun you don't have control of the situation. That's kind of the point of a gun, to gain, or regain control of the situation.

Sure, you can fault someone for not being aware, enough, not doing "enough" to de-escalate the situation, but do take into account that sometimes, NOTHING is enough to de-escalate the situation. If the other guy(s) don't WANT to de-escalate, sometimes (especially if they feel in control) they won't give you the option. Drawing a gun can often change their minds...
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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