If you aren’t trained AND aware of your surroundings, you shouldn’t carry a firearm.
A counter ambush is a well timed attack on a criminal who has already initiated an altercation – a well timed counter ambush could mean the difference between life and death.
I used to be a criminal, but then I took a bullet to the knee.
Gun control laws didn’t stop the Maryland school shooter – a good guy with a gun did.
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.
When an encounter, be it officer arresting someone for a non-violent crime, or citizen simply walking down a street, it is important to be mentally ready to instantly defend against a lethal force threat.