Some thoughts on the reality of self-defense from a blog written by Rob Morse.
“We are most likely to be attacked when we are away from home. That means the arsenal in our gun safe is useless most of the time. Think about that for a minute. What we have on our body right now is what we will use to win or lose a self-defense encounter. It is unlikely that we will have time to go to our car or safe room and get our gun, cell phone, flashlight, and trauma kit. That is why criminals attack people who are, for example, on jogging trails.
Our options are limited. Sometimes you can run away and escape. Sometimes you can’t. You will have to stand and fight if you are with your spouse, your children or your friends because you won’t leave them behind to face the attackers alone. That leave us to defend ourselves from the threat, summon help, and provide aid to the injured.. with what we have in our pockets and, in our minds. The thing we need most of all is a plan, and training lets us make good choices on the spot.”
It is worth reading the entire article at https://slowfacts.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/the-messy-reality-of-self-defense/.