Originally Posted by rjd3282
Well I'm older and been through the same crap as you and probably more, even died once. I recognize stupid and bitter too. And brother you are ignorance going to seed. You have such a low opinion of everybody and you think you are the only one that has it all together. It must be fabulous to be you. Instead of coming off like a dick why don't you use your wisdom and training and help us that seem to be less fortunate than you to understand.
I've never considered myself to be "low drag or tacticool" but apparently you thought of yourself that way at one time. Boo hoo bad things happen to us sometimes suck it up and get over it and stop acting like a horses ass.
I would be more than willing to do just that. MORE than willing. See, the problem is...no matter what I say, or no matter how gently I say it...some mangina gets all sandy and chafed and doesn't WANT TO HEAR and internalize what is being said.
I specifically do NOT have a "low opinion" of everyone else. I have a low opinion of those who won't actually do the heavy lifting to be responsible for themselves
, or who bash cops yet want US to kiss their asses and respect their feelings of abject hatred and disdain for us, and accuse ALL of us of being the jack booted thugs who get a stiffy to stomp on your civil rights. So, I ask you...how can I, or WHY should I respect THOSE people?
I was a SWAT officer for 14 years, and a team leader for 7 of those years. I trained both cops AND civilians (often for free) because I am TOTALLY committed to people being able to defend themselves competently
. I don't brag about it, but called out for my resume...there it is. When I discuss the law...I TAUGHT that at the academy. And as you might have picked up...I am now in law school since I retired. I plan to specialize in PRO 2A issues, and work WITH Arizona based 2A groups.
I am not a dick, but I am damned sure opinionated and not one to sugar coat anything. Quite frankly...I do have a strong disdain for the fat-assed wannabes who allude to badassitude and pass on BS information, based upon movies and television that WILL GET SOMEONE KILLED when they need to be acting on the RIGHT information.
So...you can see...where frustration comes from. If YOU (speaking editorily here) give Joe Smith the wrong info, and he uses his gun improperly in a SD situation, and winds up in a trick bag...who is responsible? So, if I point it out..there are those who will get huffy and indignant and flame away, and then it goes to "cops are bad" blah blah blah. It's like the ONLY place they can run to.
So, no, I don't have a fluffy inner muppet when it comes down to passing on CORRECT info as it relates to the law as it stands. Even if I don't personally AGREE with the law or the way it is written or enforced, I can explain HOW it is, and HOW to avoid the trick bags. If you don't want to hear it. Pool your ignorance, and have fun in prison. That is my new attitude.
If I have offended any sensibilities...it is usually the ones who recognize the traits I am ranting about in the face in the mirror.