Teaching New Gun Owners
to Cheat and Survive

By Rob Morse. June 12, 2020
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2020 is unusual. We added millions of new gun owners each month. Gun ownership has been increasing, but this year is remarkable. We bought firearms when government failed. We saw the police withdraw because of an epidemic. We saw courts put criminals back on the streets. We saw government officials overwhelmed by protests, riots, looting, and arson. We realized that we are on our own to defend ourself and the people under our care.

I’ve studied self defense for a few decades, and here are some unmentioned truths that new gun owners need to know. The truth is that grandma can survive a breakin and defend herself against three thugs. The secret ingredient in Granny’s self-defense is that she cheats. She didn’t fight fair. Neither should you. There are legal cheats that let the good guys survive.

The truth is that most people do a pretty good job at defending themselves without much training. The truth is that you are not a gunfighter. A gunfighter wins because of speed and accuracy. You are a defender, and you survive because the particular way you fight makes you hard to kill. .....

It can justifiably be argued that new gun owners should receive training - ideally yes, but as or more important initially is familiarity with gun safety and function - something an FFL can help with. An inexpertly wielded firearm against a lethal threat can still level the odds and achieve survival, compared with no means of self defense and a late arrival of LE.


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