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  •  The body's reaction is designed for flight (3+ / 0-)
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    rightiswrong, Debby, cany

    That report talks about how the physiological response of the body in a time of crisis is to run away. This tells us something evolutionary about how to deal with violence: the survival ratio of those who run is higher than those who stand their ground.

    Guns give people a false sense of security which might actually cause them to stand when they should run.

    Listen to your bodies people. It's got several million years of experience behind it.

    •  Running my ass off allowed me to survive my youth (2+ / 0-)
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      BachFan, Debby

      on the streets of Chicago. I'm much older now but I also learned back then how to blend in with the street when running was impractical.

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