Originally Posted by PanBaccha
To some extent maybe true. But I do know for a fact criminals DO NOT THINK! They are instinctual to a deadly fault ... hopefully their own.
And this is what many people overlook.
However, an armed citizen is not going to really have any effect on criminal activity if that person is not aware
of his/her surroundings.
Many a time in both Iraq and Afghanistan, I have seen both enlisted and officers with their heads up their backsides (more than usual for the officers...).
Your average citizen is not going to be situationally aware. Some
may be observant, but most will not know they were in a dangerous situation until after the shock wore off.