Originally Posted by Tackleberry1
I always thought a "fair fight" was one you lost..
Nobody ever wins a fight. The best you can hope for is to survive, or to be the last one standing. Walk away if you can, but if you can't, fight as if your life depends on it. it just may.
Originally Posted by Steel_Talon
I'm all for self preservation and safety and will use what ever it takes to survive an attack, but some things we need to think about..
You have to understand the legal issues that come about from using force multipliers. Any fist-loads up the game. Brass knuckles, are clearly obvious for their intent. Whereas a Bic Lighter not so much, because it's reasonable to be carrying a bic lighter. Same for wearing jewelry (heavy rings) on your fingers, same effect but hard to prove intent Unless they are specific fight rings.
It's popular for many to praise the carrying of a baseball bat in your car, any DA worth his salt can prove intent. Now if that bat was carried in conjunction with a couple of base balls and a glove not so much.
Same goes for a regular fist fight, if you knock your opponent down and you can escape to safety that's what you need to do. If you knock him down and then kick him in the head your going to be looking at some serious time.
Novelty or not carrying on your person "brass knuckles" will get you into trouble. And cost you your 2A rights if a felony comes with it
Knees, nuts, nose, elbows, and sternum. All are good for taking someone out of the fight. Just make d@mn well sure that you are justified in doing what you do. Great post ST.
Originally Posted by longunner
And nothing is worth losing your right to own a gun!!!
I would argue that. My life, I don't really care. Say what you want about me, hell, threaten to kill me for that matter. I could give a rat's azz.
Threaten my wife or my daughter on the other hand, save yourself a lot of trouble and run. if you don't, the least of my concerns is if I will lose my guns afterwards.
I never went looking for a fight. I can honestly say that in my own view, I have never one one. If it has gotten to the point that it becomes physical, I have already lost, because I have lost control of the situation. On the physical end of it, I have only been put down twice, and both times it took 3 or more attackers to beat me down. I was taught by my father, a 22 year Marine who joined in 1969, and a 3rd degree black belt in judo. He taught me most of what I know, and about half of what he knows. Basically, if it gets physical, every blow I deliver will be used to inflict as much damage as I can. Once the other person is down, then I will GTFO as quickly as I can.
The main thing my old man taught me that I have passed down to my daughter, there are no rules in a fight except to survive by any means necessary. Walk away when you can, but fight as hard and dirty as you have to when you can't.