lengthy missive condensed:
what an asshole. still, sometimes it seems like there's more of
them than of us. avoiding bad situations is an awfully
good skill to have (even if you know you could take a guy,
no prob). i've talked my way out of a potential disaster
before -- i think if i had weapons, i'd be tempted to use
them. case in point: somewhat recent story here in CA, nice man
with family is asleep when house is broken into by
burglars with guns. nice man has gun to protect himself
and his family. In the firefight that follows, he kills a
burglar but is killed himself, and wife is injured as well. (Worth saving his possessions from theft? I really don't think so)
Maybe the best protection is to forgo material wealth,
avoid drunken clods, and always use the buddy system.
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