Yes, I was in the military. During that time I had to draw my weapon plenty of times.
One time while off base, 4 guys came out of an alley and confronted my friend. I saw that one had a knife and there had been several stabbings of service members in the immediate area over a few weeks prior. My friend HAD to have cigarettes at 0200...and pulled into the worst part of town. Anyway, never had to aim. I guess the nice folks figured there would be easier targets of opportunity later on and they left quickly.
"The sword that cuts down evil is the sword that gives life"
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