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    Simple question about carrying in public: if some psycho has the element of surprise and decides to target you and open fire on you in public, is there any way to effectively defend against this? It seems you would probably not have the time/composure to either draw your weapon or get to cover in time to make a difference.

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    This is a big reason why its better to conceal carry rather then open carry. A neer do well with a gun and evil intent is far more likely to target someone open carrying as they would see that person as a direct threat.

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    Too add. Situational awareness goes a long way. Try to avoid potential problem areas.
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    Victimology 101

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonestarliving View Post
    Hi,

    Simple question about carrying in public: if some psycho has the element of surprise and decides to target you and open fire on you in public, is there any way to effectively defend against this? It seems you would probably not have the time/composure to either draw your weapon or get to cover in time to make a difference.
    if you are a carrier.....then you will act/react accordingly as you see fit......and it will depend on multiple factors as to what actions will be taken.....

    if you are not a carrier and are fishing here.....you will never understand until you take the responsibility for yourself as a gun carrier.....then you will know your limitations and capabilities.....which may be different from the next carrier....

    not everyone will respond the same, use the same tactics, or have the same capabilities.....

    we can "what if" the scenario all day long changing factors and responses.....but the main thing is at least as a carrier, you decide if you are going to be a victim or not. Snow flakes, liberals, communists, socialists, and democrats have already accepted they will be victims regardless of the circumstances....
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    Quote Originally Posted by surevaliance View Post
    Victimology 101
    I googled that. As I understand, it is the study of how a criminal would choose his/her victim (avoiding the situation in the first place). Any recommended literature on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Weber View Post
    This is a big reason why its better to conceal carry rather then open carry. A neer do well with a gun and evil intent is far more likely to target someone open carrying as they would see that person as a direct threat.
    Interesting. I thought open carrying would be more effective as it would discourage a threat and would be a slightly quicker draw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalcracker View Post
    Too add. Situational awareness goes a long way. Try to avoid potential problem areas.
    I'm all for avoiding problem areas but it's the non-problem areas where you'll get complacent and let your guard down and likely to get in trouble. That would include places part of your daily routine where the odds are if trouble finds you it may be where you least expect it. I'm all for being aware of your surroundings but it only goes so far. I don't know all the facts but somebody got the drop on a combat veteran Navy Seal at a gun range. A decorated sniper trained to observe. We all know the Chris Kyle story.

    So to answer the OP's question: Probably not a whole lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonestarliving View Post
    Hi,

    Simple question about carrying in public: if some psycho has the element of surprise and decides to target you and open fire on you in public, is there any way to effectively defend against this? It seems you would probably not have the time/composure to either draw your weapon or get to cover in time to make a difference.
    lsl, that's an interesting question for your 1st post. Maybe you can introduce your self?
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    You cant defend against all threats.
    A surprise attack, like getting back shot in a public place is almost impossible.
    I do the best i can to reduce the odds.
    Life can be unpredictable and sometimes dangerous, but that is what makes it interesting.
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