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  •  I agree. If there's a choice to flee or disappear, (1+ / 0-)
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    GreenMother

    ... absolutely choose the best one for the moment.

    A gun might make some of us feel like we can be bolder, but it doesn't make most of us better or more powerful and certainly no more capable if confronted with a larger, stronger person or someone who is armed.

    In fact, the advice from the Chicago PD is that we're much more likely to have a gun taken away from us, possibly used against us, before we have a chance to use it.

    (And remember, if a cop sees you with a gun, what he sees is a person with a gun. Having a gun in your hand is guaranteed not to make the officer feel any better about you.)

    Wise people don't glorify weapons.

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    by TRPChicago on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:30:01 PM PST

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