A threat is a communication of intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is widely observed in animal behavior (particularly in a ritualized form) chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or the death of both conflicting parties. A threat is considered an act of coercion.
Some of the more common types of threats forbidden by law are those made with an intent to obtain a monetary advantage or to compel a person to act against their will. In most US states, it is an offense to threaten to (1) use a deadly weapon on another person; (2) injure another's person or property; or (3) injure another's reputation.

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  1. Lazyfaire

    How will I ever be able to defend myself on a cruise ship?

    Prohibited on the cruise ship PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST The safety and security of our guests and crew is our number one priority. The following items are prohibited on-board vessels. These items will be confiscated and not transported aboard. When an item is determined to be illegal the...
  2. Lazyfaire

    How can a female runner arm herself against threats

    I have a female friend who is a marathoner and often runs on paths alongside roadways and bridges. We were talking today about her being aware of possible threats and the fact that she had recently taken a basic self-defense class. She is attractive and runs almost every day in her city, often...
  3. 41mag

    Oregon  Deranged Cave Junction man arrested for making threats

    sad story deranged individual? he ain't gonna like what happens next I'll wager FBI: "Deep State" Dope Threatened YouTube Attack
  4. Joe Link

    National  Wells Fargo Resists Union Threats Aimed at Getting It to Drop Gun Manufacturer Clients

    Wells Fargo Resists Union Threats Aimed at Getting It to Drop Gun Manufacturer Clients
  5. Siglvr

    What you need to do, what are the threats, what does everyone else think and what are they doing?

    https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/article/577091 This is a slow read, in order to really get the info out of it, you need to click the links. For instance, in ONE (only 1) example, P19 they ask "Have you done any of these things to make your family safer? It quickly goes from a questionnaire...
  6. druiseeker

    Real world animal threats

    What animal encounters have you or someone close had that made you need/want a firearm? I've had a couple I'd like to share. Freaking scariest was working in a basement crawlspace of a friend in NC and encountering a water moccasin striking at my headlamp/helmet out of the dark. I don't think...
  7. C

    EMP threats overhyped?

    I keep reading on how EMP is gonna fry everything that uses electricity and so on, but doing some research beyond wikipedia and looking at US Govt information, and older records of EMP tests.... it strikes me as odd that it seems to be only the "preppers" segment who are claiming that EMP events...
  8. druiseeker

    Most likely threats in the US.

    It occurred to me that I should prioritize my budget and planning on whats most likely to happen. I recognize that there are local hazards that need consideration. However I was searching on google and couldn't find a link containing information about any study or government agency that...
  9. 3MTA3

    Brown Adds Visibly Increased Security, Claims Threats over LaVoy Finicum

    I'm certain this is also tied into her recently announced plans to increase gun control (but only for law abiding citizens). Now she gets to use "victim" status as part of her rationale for bans and limitations. They are NOT planning for anything gradual. This is going to be a full court press...
  10. fredball

    Sen. Patty Murray & Maria Cantwell Attack Gun Rights Call their numbers

    Take a Moment to Celebrate, But There is Still More Work to be Done Dear 2nd Amendment Loving American, I want to personally thank you -- and our entire grassroots army -- for taking action over the past several days. Because of your assistance, every single gun control amendment failed...
  11. O

    Medford Man gets 60 years for online threats

    I'm a bit of a wiser man than to make public threats, but I'm also a bit surprised at this case: http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20160506/medford-man-who-threatened-obama-on-twitter-faces-up-to-60-years-in-prison With social media, and the abundance of opinions(o_O)that are as thin as the screen...
  12. MrNatural

    3 on people and location

    A bit of reading required here. But well worth it. Much of it can be considered "Problem Two" - what to do AFTER your physical preps are in place. Ok you've already got the nine B's (Berkey (i.e. water), beans, bullets, bandaids, batteries, bullion, books, barter, beliefs) then it's time to...
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