Deadly Force

“I WILL NEVER…” PART 1: CORE BELIEFS

A few months ago, I posted an article The Hard Questions – Gracie’s Fireside Chat. This article posed a handful of questions that every person should consider before they carry a gun, or expect to use one for defense. It was also a key article in my series on the defensive mindset. Today we continue the project of  asking ourselves tough questions so that we can continue to build our personal tactical doctrine.

My Sifu once told the whole class that our home work was to make an “I will never …” list.… Read the rest

A COP ESPOUSES CONCEALED CARRY

This is an excellent video about the importance of concealed carry. I would like to extend a thank you to Greg Willis for bringing this video to my attention.

Warning, this is a chilling video and can be very disturbing. It contains real audio footage of a murder.

This video is a great reminder that recorded 911 calls make excellent witnesses. Even if you can’t talk to the dispatcher, having one on the line to record the event audibly is a wise decision.… Read the rest

YOUR OPINION MIGHT NOT MATTER – THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE

I have been seeing a lot of articles about the use of deadly force lately, I have also seen a lot of comments on these articles going on about personal opinion on when deadly force is justified. The problem is this: your opinion just might not matter.

There are two justifications for deadly force. There is legal justification and moral justification. In the world we live in, one must first contemplate the legal justification before the moral one. Sadly, the moral justification for deadly force will get you thrown in jail or prison if you don’t have the legal justification in the first place.… Read the rest

A BREAKDOWN OF THE UN-OFFICIAL “US MARINE CORPS RULES”

Un-Official U.S. Marine Corps Rules:   

(Words in pink are Packing Pretty’s thoughts and comments)

1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

 Be careful who you befriend. Most women are attacked by people who are known to them, friends even. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) reports that 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger. I am the nicest girl in the world…until you try to hurt me or someone I love.

2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.Read the rest