Here’s a news story of a self-defense shooting near a high school in Detroit. A 70-year-old male basketball coach was walking two female athletes to their cars when the group was approached by two men. Police say one of the men drew a gun and grabbed the coach by his chain necklace. The coach drew his own gun and shot both men.
Lessons? You betcha!
- While it’s good to stick together when possible, being part of a group is not enough to guarantee that you won’t be the target of a criminal’s interest. Keep your radar up even when friends are with you.
- If you need to draw your firearm, you may need to do so while struggling with an assailant. Drawing (and shooting) in very close quarters is a necessary skillset that’s too often overlooked.
- Criminals often come more than one to a customer. It’s a good idea to have self-defense skills and tools that can reliably deal with more than one attacker.
- Don’t underestimate the old guy, because guns are a great equalizer.