Mr. Janich Posts: I still am not giving up my knives in exclusive favor of an ASP. Every weapon has a set of circumstances in which it shines brightest. Since we can't dictate the circumstances in which we'll be attacked (if we could, we wouldn't be attacked at all), it's best to have a tool for every occaision.>>>
I agree with this stategy. That's also why the police carry varied weapons, as well. They follow the Continuum of Force, ie. different levels or degrees.
Most begin on the bottom with Control Techniques and OC Spray.
ThenThen possibly, Tasers or other EBIDs. After that, they move to impact weapons.
Finally, as a last resort, there are firearms.
We have to note that, occasionally, a person is not stopped by any of these means, though it's rare. Even pistol bullets are not magical man-stoppers.
I speak daily with inmates who have been shot on the street, and it's a very educational experience to talk, firsthand, with gunshot surviors. I've even developed an informal "interview" of my own that I give them.
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