My Old Mans Bar was in a bad area of North Mpls, just down the road from a hospital. Some of the Ambulance Drivers would stop in after there shift for a bump. This one driver that was a regular came in one day with a huge bandage on his face where most of his nose used to be. Here he was leaning over, working on some drug head when the guy lunged forward and bit most of his nose off! He told my dad it happened so fast, was nothing he could do.
Good cause for carrying if you ask me! So be careful when you lean over the next PCP case!
I have been directly involved (not as a law officier but as a victim) in 3 situations where armed criminals with guns took over (1 armed robbery, 1 hostage, 1 disagreement) where a gun was pulled and changed everyone's landscape. I used to drop the bank deposits off for my Dad's bars at the bank night deposit after 2 am ... interesting the people you meet. Have had my residence broken into twice by burglars. Worked in enough bars & lived in enough areas where guns were pulled and actual shootings took place on a regular basis. In one 6 month period there were 2 murders within 6 blocks, 17 murders within 1 mile.
Lived in the Milwaukee area and have watched violent crime spiral over the last two decades under the idiot Mayor Barrett ... his solution is call an 800 # if you see a crime so the Police can respond ... 2 weeks ago a woman was stabbed by her husband and the paramedics arrived in 5-10 minutes ... the Police arrived 30 minutes later and she had already died because the Paramedics could not treat her until police arrived.
Our violence problems in society are not a Policing problem, but rather management problem ... the wrong people at the top of Gov't, Courts, & Police forces.
I agree with Bueller ... Training & Safety first ... then learn how to not just soot, but eliminate an aggressor without hesitation if you pull your weapon ... they will not hesitate to kill you .. if not your cup of tea ... call the 800 # ... and wait ....
You are either predator or prey ... a choice ...