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So, still going to carry?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MtBaldy, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Jul 21, 2005
    At the beach
    I was going to keep carrying anyway but may have been more reluctant to shoot. Especially if I was being attacked by a minority. Justice prevailed but at what cost? Zimmerman probably spent hundreds of thousands of dollars. He will be looking over his shoulder for black crazies, and their sympathizers, for the rest of his life. He still has a slew of civil lawsuits to survive. But at least he is alive. And if he hadn't had that Kel Tec 9 mm odds are he would be dead now. I will continue to carry but I may be more reluctant to use deadly force. I hope that doesn't get me killed but it is possible it will. So what will you do different?
  2. Z28ricer


    Aug 4, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    Have since 06', and it isn't changing now.

    You'll be more reluctant to fire huh ?

    When you need to make that decision, you wont have the luxury of enough time to be reluctant.

  3. G22Dude


    Jan 23, 2009
    I would suggest that you pay even closer attention to your State's self defense laws and run through scenarios that could result in you having to use force. Don't hesitate to use force when you must
  4. Beretta92guy


    Nov 15, 2011
    yes i will still carry, and if my head is getting bashed into the pavement i will fire, just like Z. did
  5. Louisville Glocker

    Louisville Glocker Urban Redneck

    Dec 17, 2010
    Louisville, KY
    Of course I'll still carry.

    I'll shoot if I need to, and won't if I don't. The Zimmerman trial changes nothing in my mind in that regard.
  6. Pima Pants

    Pima Pants Urine Idiot

    Jan 23, 2000
    Prescott, AZ
    My personal rule is that death needs to be on my doorstep before using deadly physical force. I have other force options at my disposal because "if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail".
  7. spork

    spork Caffeinator

    Dec 7, 2003
    Nothing has changed for me. I will still carry, and my responses will be the same.
  8. Caver 60

    Caver 60

    Jun 12, 2007
    Absolutely yes, I will continue to carry virtually 24-7 where legal. But I'll never go looking for trouble. I won't be walking thorough the neighborhood or anyplace in the city at night (or day) where trouble may find me. I never go to bars, I don't do sports events, or other things where there might be trouble.

    As ALWAYS, I'll do my best to avoid trouble even if it means embarrassment or walking or running away. If it even sounds like trouble ahead, I'll be going a different way.

    But if trouble comes after me, and I fear death or great bodily harm to me or a loved one, I'll defend myself and worry about the consequences later.

    The above is talking about outside my home. Inside my home, trouble may find trouble, unless they cease and desist PDQ.
  9. arclight610


    Dec 2, 2009
    Why not carry a non-lethal response as well?
  10. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Jul 21, 2005
    At the beach
    I hope I won't hesitate when I have to. I have talked to a couple of cops who admit to thinking about IA and how the media will treat them if they have to use their weapons. They admit it gives the ghetto thug with no thought of being second guessed by anyone a tactical advantage in a gunfight. Sux but it's the world we live in.
  11. G22Dude


    Jan 23, 2009
    Even though my state has stand your ground law my practice has been and will always be to avoid confrontation even when I am 100% in the right. If I can safely disengage then I'm out. I've had situations where I would have justified in using for and I walked because I don't need the drama.
  12. RagnarDanneskjold

    RagnarDanneskjold Senior Pirate

    Jul 8, 2013
    Behind the Tofu Curtain
    Seriously? Your decision to use lethal force is dependent on fear of lawyer fees? That's hyperbole, right? Presumably, you're not a raving psychotic, so you would only be shooting to defend your life from an imminent and serious threat, so the obvious inference is that you prefer likely death to a remotely possible court fight! Are you nuts? Fight the fight you're in, or you won't have the opportunity to fight the next fight.
  13. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Dec 21, 2002
    Nothing different.

    A long time ago I decided that if someone needs to be shot, I'll shoot them.
    Nothing has changed.
  14. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    If you carry a weapon, but are afraid to use it - for whatever reason - why carry it at all?
  15. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Somewhere in the air.
    Uh yeah, he got off didn't he?
  16. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    It won't change anything for me. Here in Utah I doubt Zimmerman would have even been arrested.
  17. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Jul 21, 2005
    At the beach
    No, that's facing reality. Zimmerman did nothing wrong. Arguably getting out of the truck was bad judgment but it can also be shown the Non-Emergency Number operator seemed to be asking where Martin had gone. For his troubles Zimmerman was attacked and then put through hell by a politically motivated Governor, Attorney General, and State's Attorney. So, yeah, all of that will be going through my mind if I have to draw my gun. It also means I WILL NOT draw my gun unless I, or my loved ones, are in immediate danger. A stranger getting attacked is SOL.
  18. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Jul 21, 2005
    At the beach
    Uh yeah, any idea how much his legal fees were? Or will continue to be once Crump and the Scheme Team file their civil suits?
  19. Willfulone

    Willfulone CCA Corvette

    Dec 14, 2012
    You should shoot for the foot...:whistling:

  20. Front Sight

    Front Sight Front Sight

    Feb 22, 2001
    He should have never been on to get off.
    Politics is just getting dirtier every day.
    Could we all just vote them all out and replace with someone new. Preferably not a lawyer.