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When mobs rush to judgement, justice dies

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One of the worst things that can happen to you today is to be killed in a violent confrontation. The next worst thing would be for you to kill someone else in that confrontation. Your life would be forever changed.

I once had a co-worker who was a practitioner of Kuk Sool, a Korean martial arts system. Using a toy gun, he showed me how to make someone drop a handgun, and quickly put them on their knees. First, he had me hold the pistol in my hand and point it at him. Then, he reached and grabbed my hand with both of his, and gently rolled my hand to my right. All I could do was let go of the gun, and sink to my knees.

Then, we reversed roles. He had the gun in his right hand, and I reached and grabbed him, and twisted his hand sharply to his right. He yelled, dropped the gun, and fell to his knees, almost rolling over on his right side.

  • Wow! With one simple lesson, I had effectively disarmed him!

Dennis Tueller, famous for the Tueller Drill*, teaches that someone with a knife within twenty-one feet and the intent to harm, is a serious threat. Much has been made in the last few weeks of the killing of unarmed Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. FBI statistics show, however, that hands, fists, and feet are lethal weapons. Information has surfaced that suggests Brown had already attacked Wilson, and caused him serious harm with his hands.

If this is true, and Brown was rushing Wilson, as one report stated, Wilson had no choice.

And, if we are to avoid sinking into a state of anarchy, people of all colors must avoid a rush to judgement. Let the courts gather the evidence, and the facts point to the truth.

Otherwise, mob rule gives way to lynch mobs, and justice completely dies.

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*Watch a short video of the Tueller Drill HERE. Watch a longer demonstration of the Tueller Drill from Best Defense HERE.

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A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3 (NLT)

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Disclaimer: The information and ideas presented in this column are provided for informational purposes only. Firearms, like cars, kitchen knives and life itself all can be dangerous. You should get professional training as part of any plan to use firearms for any purpose. I have made a reasonable, good-faith effort to assure that the content of this column is accurate. I have no control over what you do, and specifically accept no responsibility for anything you do as a result of reading my columns. Any action or lack of action on your part is strictly your responsibility.

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