Originally Posted by rjd3282
You know every country that has nukes let's the world know they have them. Nobody picks a hard target. Almost without exception every rape and mugging have been done to people who appear to be unarmed. The logic of not letting people know you are armed flies in the face of the facts. Second: having to dig thru your clothing to get to your weapon is not exactly a tactical advantage either. Third: By not having to hide the weapon it allows you to carry enough gun instead of concealing a little tiny mouse gun. Fourth: tactics isn't what this thread is about.
I'm not sure if you been paying attention to the news lately, but there are a rather well known group of goat herders who have attacked the US repeatedly. Although some of them can't write their own name in their own language, I'm pretty sure the man at the top was well aware that the US had nukes, seeing as how some of his plans involved blowing things up near them.
The US military doesn't "let" the world know where it has the nukes. Part of not letting the bad guys know where our weapons are is part of that whole concealment concept.
All of our most advanced weapon systems have internal, or in other words hidden, carriage of weaponry. Our enemies discover what was being carried when ordnance starts raining down on them.
The difference between you, by yourself, and the cops or the military is they have a bunch of other guys with them. Last time I checked, our soldiers wore camouflaged uniforms to avoid being seen altogether.
As a civilian, I don't wear camo or spend much time skulking around in public. I don't have a backup team who can come and save my butt if someone gets the jump on me. All I have is my wits, a cell phone (a poor man's radio), a pistol, and a small knife. My only advantage is that many people aren't very observant.
I try to pay attention to what goes on around me. That's Plan A. Plan B is very messy and won't end well. The only question at that point is who it won't end well for. I'd rather not find out.
Keep all the advantages you can and pay attention. Give potential adversaries as little information as possible to size you up with. It's guaranteed that they're doing it either way. The less they know, the better. A split second faster reaction means you're still behind the power curve. Be observant if you're concerned with staying ahead of the curve.