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    "Give me your wallet / purse. You getting robbed."

    Frightning words, that many people hear from armed robbers when they get "mugged". Pondering your options ahead of time is prudent. Some experts suggest that carrying a "dummy" wallet (or purse) is a good idea. Simply throw the wallet (stuffed with one dollar bills) in the opposite direction of your escape route, and run for your life.. Hopefully the criminal will be sufficiently distracted. Often times, they want money for drugs, and harming you is not their primary intent. Conversely, complying with the demands, and giving them your wallet/purse can, and often does, lead to further demands,,,, such as "Get in the van" . Some experts teach...The last thing you want to do is to go to the "secondary crime scene". A "secondary crime scene" is never good.

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    Or you could just pull your legally carried canceled weapon and shoot the bad guy.

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    Actually money is like chaff from an aircraft. Pull a wad of bills and throw it in the air and run.

    Pretty good distraction.

    That said, the rural tolerance for open carry of weapons is expanding. I walked into a local gathering tonight wearing a 5 inch sheath knife and nobody even glanced at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    Or you could just pull your legally carried canceled weapon and shoot the bad guy.
    Or both.
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    If you give them what they want they still have the choice to shoot you. Plus your setting up the next person that they will rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Physics Hunter View Post
    Actually money is like chaff from an aircraft. Pull a wad of bills and throw it in the air and run.

    Pretty good distraction.

    That said, the rural tolerance for open carry of weapons is expanding. I walked into a local gathering tonight wearing a 5 inch sheath knife and nobody even glanced at it.
    It is strange, open carry a handgun and people shit their pants, open carry a big pig-sticker and by and large it's no problemo... fine by me, I've always had taste for sharp steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Physics Hunter View Post
    Actually money is like chaff from an aircraft. Pull a wad of bills and throw it in the air and run.

    Pretty good distraction.

    That said, the rural tolerance for open carry of weapons is expanding. I walked into a local gathering tonight wearing a 5 inch sheath knife and nobody even glanced at it.
    That's because in rural areas carrying a weapon is common, if you are working in the field you need a firearm for snakes and other wild life that needs dispatched. The reason they didn't look at your knife was because all of them had firearms on them.
    Humble yourself, for there is an enormous change coming.

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    Instant justice is the best justice.

    But criminals adapt. There will be no "gimme dat". Criminals will just shoot you first and take what they want as you lay dying on the sidewalk, including any weapons you might have.

    We have to get back to teaching morals, respect, and decency in homes and schools. Not this gender and sex BS the schools seem to think is more important. Respect for property. Respect for life. Schools need to teach self worth and give kids a sense of well being with decency. It helps to have more than one parent involved.

    That's the carrot, but we also need a big stick. Swift, sure, and strong punishment is a wonderful deterrent.

    We also need a government that is not in the business of importing illegal drugs. And we also need a government who does not enjoy seeing us suffer, letting all the criminals go free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    Instant justice is the best justice.

    But criminals adapt. There will be no "gimme dat". Criminals will just shoot you first and take what they want as you lay dying on the sidewalk, including any weapons you might have.

    We have to get back to teaching morals, respect, and decency in homes and schools. Not this gender and sex BS the schools seem to think is more important. Respect for property. Respect for life. Schools need to teach self worth and give kids a sense of well being with decency. It helps to have more than one parent involved.

    That's the carrot, but we also need a big stick. Swift, sure, and strong punishment is a wonderful deterrent.

    We also need a government that is not in the business of importing illegal drugs. And we also need a government who does not enjoy seeing us suffer, letting all the criminals go free.
    What we are going to get is a total collapse. There's no putting the Genie back in the bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ridge Runner View Post
    That's because in rural areas carrying a weapon is common, if you are working in the field you need a firearm for snakes and other wild life that needs dispatched. The reason they didn't look at your knife was because all of them had firearms on them.
    I saw at least 2 that had a bulge in the wrong place...
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