Anyone hear of riots in Montana or Wyoming? Idaho? Alaska? Maine?
Recommending one’s products or services within a post without clearly spelling out your affiliation IS a commercial.I just want to put a reminder out there.... the best way to avoid a violent encounter is to not be there in the first place. Don't go looking for a fight and please don't put yourself in a situation where you are protecting property with a lethal weapon. Should "simple violence (not aggregated assault) escalate, just entering a weapon into the mix will escalate it to aggravated assault with you being the guilty one. This is not intended to be a debate about what should and shouldn't be legal or right but it is what it is. Not to mention that any non-discriminate use of firearms in these times will do irreparable damage to what we're are trying to do to change the perception of the anti-gunners. Avoid any scenarios where there is violence if you are a firearm carrier (or not for that matter). I also recommend the right kind of training (or course I do, right?) but seriously, building the skill level and having the confidence of knowing exactly what you are capable of during an ambush attack goes a very long ways to keeping your gun in it's holster. Not to mention gun retention training. This is why we train with inert firearms. At the DAC we go hands-on in our training to learn at this level. I really don't want to make this a commercial so I'll stop there.
26 years now...
In a perfect world, that is such a good statement. Unfortunately, in areas of higher risk & crime, property rent goes down (as does many things). There is a lot of emotion that goes into opening a business you are passionate about. I certainly didn't get the facility in the location that was perfect for me. I had to make sacrifices and take some percentage of risk based on budgetary constraints. As humans we suffer from a "normalcy bias" which I translate into a "safety bias" where we are fairly certain nothing bad will happen to me if i can just get to .... (insert goal here). There is a TON of psychology that could go into this conversation but I don't want to be "that guy" so I'll stop there.they do not need to be downtown, they could be anywhere in the greater Portland area...
This kills me... on top of the apparently low education resulting in "LOTTERS will be SHOOT"there is a whole lot of flaggin' going on there. This does nothing to promote intelligent gun safety... sigh.... can we please STOP giving ammunition to the people who see us in this stereotype?
Had one of those in my life in my much younger days. Certainly was not going to be marriage material, but it was one of the more interesting 6 months of my life, and tiring at times. But she did have a 68 Camaro.