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Tactical Implementation How can you legally defend yourself with a handgun? How can you tactically and legally possess a handgun? What happens if you defend yourself, and what’s it like for other people? Ty Marbut as instructor Paideia 2010, Reed College
Safety First! The Three Great Rules All guns are always loaded. Never point a gun at anything you aren’t willing to destroy. ○ Be sure of your target and beyond Keep your finger out of the trigger guard (until you are ready to shoot).
The Self-Defense Choice Must be made in advance The role of Police ○ +10 minutes ○ Duty to respond Ethics of Compliance, Self-Defense ○ Luke 22:36-38 “There is no benefit to society in preserving the life of your assailant at the risk of your own.” ○ Defense stigma ○ Less-than-lethal De-escalation tactics always apply
Avoiding Trouble Prison Studies Travel choices Alertness Running shoes Lights! Understand: ○ Crime/criminals ○ Home security ○ Avoidance of High-Risk Environments Home noisemakers
Mental awareness Environment Color code Threat assessment Scenario practice Substances Paranoia ○ “Symptoms of Paranoia The main symptom is permanent delusion.” No hallucination.
Color Code White Unaware of threats, potential threats “Head in the clouds”, reading on park bench, etc. Totally mentally unprepared for encounter with any stranger. Yellow “Relaxed alertness” -People watching Aware of generic details 360 degrees around you -Examples Ready to orient to a threat Orange Identification of a specific potential threat Evasive maneuver, but no action
Color Code Red Identification of a specific, real threat De-escalation -Line in the sand/mental trigger Weapons? Final formulation of specific defensive strategy Black Line in the sand has been crossed Carry out defensive strategy
OK, I’m in trouble. Before shooting: Tape reel. De-escalation ○ …is a weapon. ○ Body language ○ Words ○ Reveal that you are armed? -Tactical -Legal Run away Comply?
De-escalation References Books: Verbal Judo The Missing Link: Self-protection Through Awareness, Avoidance, and De-Escalation Violence, Blunders, and Fractured Jaws: Advanced Avoidance, Awareness, and Street Etiquette Do You See What I’m Saying? Understanding Body Language The Bulletproof Mind Websites: No Nonsense Self Defense (.com)
Less-than-lethal options Noisemakers, lights Martial Arts Blunt pokers Mace/pepper spray Sap Telescoping baton/Asp Edged weapons (knives) Tasers/stun guns Less-than-lethal ammo Warning shots Peripheral or disabling shots
Who can own guns? Everyone (!) except: ○ Convicted Felons, fugitives, domestic violence (misdemeanor), restraining order, exceptions for “white collar felonies” ○ Illegal users and addicts of certain controlled substances ○ Minors (kind of) ○ Dishonorable discharge ○ Illegal immigrants, renounced citizenship ○ Mentally incompetent ○ (Gun Control Act of 1968) Solidified as of Heller vs. U.S., 2008 Purchase ○ 18 for long guns; 21 for handguns, Class III
Why own guns? Hunting ○ Rifles and shotguns Sport shooting Collection or investment ○ Antiques ○ 2008 Election Self/home defense Political ○ Mao ○ Feasibility
Handguns as defensive tools Argentinean article “My handgun is for fighting my way to my rifle.” ○ Practicality: rifles, shotguns Emergencies “If you have your handgun out, of course it’s an emergency. If it weren’t an emergency, you would have brought a rifle. And a battalion of men with other rifles.” – Karl Wingren Jeff Cooper “The one you have with you.” ~2.5 million/year (early-mid 90’s) ○ (8% shots fired) ○ ~4x more common than criminal uses
Selection of a Handgun Ammunition ○ >.380 Auto ○ < OH MY GOD Magnum ○ Type of ammunition -Hollowpoint (bullet vs. hole) -Glaser Safety Slugs -Others ○ Price and practice Physical ○ Concealment ○ Ergonomics ○ Size Price Jeff Cooper
Tactical Deployment Freeze ray 20 ft. (indoors/outdoors) Practice your draw! ○ Power of muscle memory Speed and stealth Shoot / don’t shoot ○ 92% ○ Don’t plan on it Shooting 2- and 4-legged predators Verbal commands ○ Drop the weapon?
Tactical Deployment 2 Flashlight use Extra magazine Integration of de-escalation Justification: You are universally justified in the necessary use of deadly force when there is a reasonable fear of immediate or otherwise unavoidable danger of death or serious bodily injury to the innocent. Myth of the “Unarmed Man” ○ Muggings
Less than Ideal Environments Dark ○ Carry a flashlight! ○ Night sights, lasers Crowds ○ Shooting direction Shooting elevation ○ Verbal commands (to safe place, ground) Hostage situations Cover vs. Concealment
Flashlights and One Hand One-handed shooting position Harries flashlight position Distant flashlight position Flashlight during reload/jam Light discipline Weapon-mounted lights Handout: selecting a personal light
Your safety and theirs Look over sights Reload Verbal commands Bystanders Handcuffs Holstering/preparing for police ○ (The police might be mean to you.)
Aftermath Immediate action: ○ Move! ○ Tape reel ○ Reload? (practice) ○ Safety and holstering ○ 911 call / Arrival of police Where are you? Who are you? / How do they identify you? What happened (roughly) – NO NUMBERS Emotional 2 hours - 2 years ○ Craigslist posting ○ News interview Support Legal
Best-case scenario *To the Guy Who Mugged Me Downtown (Downtown, Savannah )* I was the white guy with the black Burrberry jacket that you demanded I hand over shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I hope you somehow come across this message. I'd like to apologize. I didn't expect you to crap your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket. Truth is, I was wearing the jacket for a reason that evening, and it wasn't that cold outside. You see, my girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber ACP pistol for Christmas, and we had just picked up a shoulder holster for it that evening. Beautiful pistol, eh? It's a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head, isn't it? I know it probably wasn't a great deal of fun walking back to wherever you'd come from with that brown sludge flopping about in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse since you also ended up leaving your shoes, cellphone, and wallet with me. I couldn't have you calling up any of your buddies to come help you try to mug us again. I took the liberty of calling your mother, or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, and explaining to her your situation. I also bought myself some gas on your card. I gave your shoes to one of the homeless guys over by Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all of the cash in your wallet, then I threw the wallet itself in a dumpster. I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell. They'll be on your bill in case you'd like to know which ones. Alltel recently shut down the line, and I've only had the phone for a little over a day now, so I don't know what's going on with that. I hope they haven't permanently cut off your service. I was about to make some threatening phone calls to the DA's office with it. Oh well. So, about your pants. I know that I was a little rough on you when you did this whole attempted mugging thing, so I'd like to make it up to you. I'm sure you've already washed your pants, so I'd like to help you out. I'd like to reimburse you for the detergent you used on the pants. What brand did you use, and was it liquid or powder? I'd also like to apologize for not killing you and instead making you walk back home humiliated. I'm hoping that you'll reconsider your choice of path in life. Next time you might not be so lucky. If you read this message, me and we'll do lunch and laundry. Peace! - Alex
Violence and Fantasy Getting shot hurts really bad. Shooting someone also hurts… probably. All violence can be de-escalated ○ (Violence is never the answer) ○ “You have a knife – OK, I have a gun. Go home.” -The mindset of the criminally violent
Oregon Concealed Handgun License Requirements: ○ Residency (+ citizenship) ○ 21 yrs. old ○ Training (broad) ○ Visit to Sheriff’s office Fingerprints Forms $65 ○ Legally own/possess handgun Felonies, domestic violence, sex offense, drug charges
Oregon Concealed Handgun License Restrictions: ○ Interstate Reciprocity Handgunlaw.us - AK, AZ, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MT, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, VT ○ Declare license to police? ○ Oregon RKBA ○ Prohibited places: black, grey, and white areas
Oregon Concealed Handgun License Licensing process: ○ Handout ○ “Shall-issue” ○ Forms -Residency ○ Appointment ○ Fingerprinting and money ○ Get it in the mail!