Self defense situations are such a tricky business. No items are worth your life, but we also know that compliance does not guarantee safety. Criminals by definition do not obey the law, they do not have respect for your rights, your property, or your life.
Every situation is unique – there is no one answer for all situations.
This is very sad incident that could have gone differently by simply carrying with a round in the chamber and training for a little faster draw.
If you are going to carry a concealed firearm to defend yourself, don’t half ass it. Train train train. Don’t risk escalating the situation if you do not have the skills to quickly and decisively end the conflict.
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Remember, for every one incident like this – there are literally thousands of self defense incidents every day where gun owners use their firearm to successfully defend themselves.
Ultimately it comes down to a simple question.
Do you trust your firearm skills, or do you trust the criminal in front of you to let you live?
More lessons can be learned from the official Active Self Protection post.
More information about the incident can be found on this news story.