Sunday, July 31, 2011
A Shot in the Dark:Massad Ayoob
Having a light with your handgun can save you from mistakes, and even jail time!
Responsible firearms instructors recommend carrying a small tactical flashlight along with your concealed handgun, and keeping illumination readily accessible for home defense guns. And for good reason.In Case One, in the darkness of a pre-dawn morning, a man awoke to perceive a stranger entering his bedroom. Panicking, he grabbed his bedside shotgun and fired one round at the shadowy figure. The shotgun blast killed his wife, who had apparently been unable to sleep and was returning from a morning jog.
Death Of A Child
It turned out to be a little boy, who was left alone at home with “the electronic babysitter.” (His mother was later accused of neglect.) The revolver was a realistic toy. The officer’s single bullet had struck the child in the neck, killing him.
Nightfighting Key Points
We have to recognize that any of us could find ourselves in a situation where darkness had rendered us the same as legally blind, and the attacker’s wanton violence gave us no choice but to shoot or die.We must be prepared for that. We have the best training and equipment that has ever been available for “night shooting.” It is up to us to take advantage of that training and equipment, and be prepared beforehand.
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