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  •  Some of them have weapons (2+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx, Creosote


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    by Dogs are fuzzy on Sun May 19, 2013 at 05:28:10 PM PDT

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    •  A big concern. (2+ / 0-)
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      PeterHug, Creosote

      I the words of my wife, I have the running kung fu as well.

      However, I am not all that bothered by non-firearm weapons. Knives are by far the worst. Never been confronted with a knife.

      Other things such as ball bats and sticks are sort of a specialty.

      The empty hand literally is the more dangerous weapon as a hand with a stick or a knife becomes very limited in what it can do, plus it becomes the target of your opponent.

      I have had a variety of occasions of disarming people for one reason or another that I don't consider fights, mostly in the course of my work with teens and psychiatric patients.

      I disarmed and took down single-handledly a large out of control teen one night during utter chaos on a unit of a crappy hospital I worked in. He had a sizeable wdge of wood, pointed at one end. I ended up in a room alone with him and the wood. (God that sounds bad)

      As he squared off against me I zipped in and  stripped that out of his hand and took him down with a leg sweep and sat on top of him until help arrived.

      Later he said that was "really cool' and I never had any further difficulty with him.

      And I did already mention running away...

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