Lessons from Negative Defensive Gun Use Outcomes and How to Train to Avoid Them


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Growing Up Guns

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”
Edmund Burke

It appears that we as citizen gun owners have a bit of a flaw when it comes to learning from defensive gun uses. Everyone likes to read a happy outcome to a defensive gun use. We cheer for a righteous shoot and are certain we would and could do the same thing if the situation demanded it. It becomes a sort of confirmation bias, where we believe our fight will look the same, and result in the same positive outcome and everything will but cut and dry. We also tend to pass judgement or ignore all of the negative outcomes of defensive gun uses. Specifically the legal outcomes. We have to learn from others’ mistakes and do our best to keep ourselves out of those situations, or enable us to not fall into the same pitfalls that others…

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One comment on “Lessons from Negative Defensive Gun Use Outcomes and How to Train to Avoid Them
  1. He forgot one of the most important things. Do not talk or allow yourself to be questioned by the police without your lawyer present !
    Although that has no bearing on some of the cases cited (wrong is wrong) it certainly had bearing on the first case cited.

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