Speak Softly…

We discussed last week a few reasons why someone would want to carry a weapon.  Mostly I left out the self defence aspect.  There is evidence, much of it anecdotal, that having a weapon is a beneficial in a self defence situation.  I have met people who have told me that simply drawing a knife or firearm was enough to deter the attacker.  There is a danger to this, though.  It is not enough to have the weapon.  It is not enough to be able to draw it quickly and without exposing yourself to attack as you do.  The most important part of carrying a weapon is the willingness to use it. Continue reading