Armed and Alive by Massad Ayoob provides practical and thoughtful iinformation in just eight well-written pages.
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This essay provides information on fundamental rules for the use of a gun in self-defense. It allows you to consider extreme measures for self-protection from legal, practical and moral aspects.
When can lethal force be used The definition that is included here; and, what is taught in many CCW classes is to prevent imminent and otherwise unavoidable danger of death or grave bodiy harm to yourself or another . Also noted here is to rescue the innocent from being brutally, physically savaged by violent criminals .
You are making the decision to accept the responsibility of carrying a weapon. This decision is a weightly one.
On the other hand, the helplessness of being a victim is just as weighty on the rest of your life.
The gun is the only effective self-defense weapon in such situations. "It is the only defensive tool," Ayoob writes, "that makes the old and the weak, the halt and the lame, the female and the already-injured, as capable of dealing death or serious injury as any crazed attacker."
This essay was first made available to the public by the Second Amendment Foundation in 1979.