The Cornered Cat
Lessons from the headlines #1

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.


4 Responses to Lessons from the headlines #1

  1. Old NFO says:

    All true Kathy, and interesting that this is getting NO media play outside local news.

    • Spider Elliott says:

      Except, of course, Fox News.

  2. larryarnold says:

    But Wayne was just crazy for saying, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

    Serious error in victim selection.

  3. ryenski says:

    “Don’t underestimate the old guy, because guns are a great equalizer.”

    That is what I have been trying to explain to my “progressive” friends. A World Without Guns is a great read.

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