Dispelling Post-Shooting Myths – Massad Ayoob Speaks the Truth

    I carry a gun, everyday, to be prepared for an incident that may require it. However, I, like all firearms owners I know are loathe to use it. If my firearm breaks its holster, it’s because someone is being or will be seriously injured or killed shortly. The thought is not something I relish, but it is something I train for.

    Unfortunately, most training provided is for prior to an event (like verbal judo, de-escalation, getting out of dodge…) or how to comport oneself during an event. Typically, a few minutes are given to instruction on how to handle oneself around police, but rarely is the true post-event aftermath discussed in detail. In many cases, the long-term can be just as bad as the short-term and while one may keep their life, they may lose everything else.

    Massad Ayoob, one of the best intellects I know on deadly force encounters has taken the time to dispell myths about the aftermath of a “good shoot,” with Myth #1 to be dispelled “A Good Shoot is A Good Shoot.” Sad to say, a “good shot” can be far from it, just look at the case of George Zimmerman who now lives his life in constant fear for his own and families.

    For the full article, head over to Personal Defense World and prepare yourself for the not just “before” and “during” but also the “after.”

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.