I agree 100%! A gun doesn’t make you bulletproof. It doesn’t keep you from getting overrun and beat to death. The fights we don’t fight, the confrontations we avoid are the only ones that we are guaranteed to win. The fights we have to fight are more survivable if we are prepared. The correct gear, training, well maintained tools, and knowledge of the law will all be beneficial to you in your fight…both physical and legal defense. There is no item you possess that is worth your life or another. It can be replaced. Say your car gets flooded… you aren’t going to get in a gunfight with the water. Same with car accidents… you aren’t going to get in a shootout with the other driver. So why risk life because your car got broken into by a criminal? Things happen, and it’s how we react to those things that dictates who we are. If you react poorly and turn into the aggressor or use excessive force, you have engaged in a fight legally… possibly physically. Now you have to contend with the legal system, which may not see things as you do. We as responsibly armed citizens have to be proactive and reactive. Proactive in training, study, practice, observation, alertness. Reactive in interpretation, and action. Being proactive will help produce more efficient action if there is a situation to which we need react. A tool for defense does no good if you can’t use it efficiently. It doesn’t help to react to Billy that has a gun pointed at you if you shoot Becky 3 feet right of him. There are many materials available to us to learn to avoid confrontation, the laws of self defense, and the skill to to effectively defend ourselves and our loved ones… but it’s up to us to put those items in our toolbox.