Time for me to call it a night, you all stay safe and have a great night.
It has been several ago now (mid 80's) but the first time I was in a civilian encounter I was coming down a ladder off of grocery store and it was just at dark. Had a knife put to my back and the guy wanted my wallet. He looked wild, as in really high on something. I gave it to him and then he just turned his back on me. Now I am there holding a tool bucket with some large heavy wrenches. As he picked himself up with blood coming from the side of his head he started to run. I tried but could not keep up. Next day I applied for a permit. Took awhile as back then it was pretty stringent. I did get it and had one ever since.Can I play? This is a big subject, and perhaps we'll all bore of it before all is said and we're in agreement.
"Quick thinking," as you noted, is key. "Quick thinking" should not be confused with "quick action." It might be better to initially comply or stall, while you assess the situation and weigh all your options. Perhaps it's best to just give him your wallet and live to see another day.
If the guy doesn't have a gun trained on your head and he's not a warrior, perhaps you can draw your own gun before he can do you physical harm. But that's a gamble and a bold assumption--things you need to consider with that "quick thinking."
There are so many variables, that in this context, we can only hypothesize.
Thanks Chuck, she’s doing great. Too good actually. I say that because when you feel better, you forget there’s things your not supposed to do yet. She’s able to drive and she can swipe a credit card with no problems. It’s really amazing how far modern medical procedures have come. Back surgery used to be the kiss of death.Morning JBear, John, morning ladies and gentlemen, it's 48 headed for the upper 50s.
John, it's good to see you back, I hope your wife is recovering from her surgery.