In this age of terror, I'm trying to figure out when and where carrying a sidearm is helpful. If someone breaks into my house, I confront him. He doesn't have a gun. I do. I say, "hold it right there." He does. I call the police. Works fine.
Or, he has a gun, sees mine and we end up in a shoot out. Not so fine.
Cops train. Not just target practice, they rehearse situations. They know, or are supposed to know, when to use their weapons, how to protect innocent bystanders. Sharp shooters pinpoint their shots. Can you? If you had a weapon and there were lots of people around, could you cause your bullets to land where you wanted them to go?
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