spartan max2 Posted October 1, 2014 #176 Share Posted October 1, 2014 (edited) You are willing to dismiss something you considered sensible enough to like simply because of politics? Isn't that kinda...building fences where none are needed? Hmm...wait, no, that doesn't sound quite right... The average person stopping an armed assailant with pepper spray is rather easy because it requires little in the way of precision, no mental conflict in terms of killing another person, and pepper spray, regardless of whether it hits any critical areas or not, it is an inflammatory, which means there will be a biological reaction (as opposed to an irritant, which will cause pain). Even if it turns out to be non-effective, the criminal is unlikely to seize the pepper spray and kill the person with it. On the other hand, the average person facing down an armed assailant with a gun is going to be shaking just as badly as the person with the pepper spray, but a gun is far more likely to miss its target due to the shaking. Additionally, there is going to be the added conflict of killing a person, and even if the "average" person is okay with that, there is still the fact that they are directly engaging, directly being an imminent threat, to something that has shown a willingness to kill. Hopefully, they hit their target and don't panic-fire, or all they have done is increase the quantity of bullets flying haphazardly in the area. And in the event the assailant is missed, or hit but not incapacitated, he will now turn his direct attention on the person, which chances are good will end with the person dead. More specialized tools don't make a job easier. They just make it more precise. If you can't take advantage of the precision, not only will the advantages be unlikely to be worth it, it may even be a disadvantage. Oh, for heaven's sake, are we going to have to go through all this again? For the bolded part. It kind of just sounds like your trying to fight? I mean I knew her veiws so I know her post couldent possibly of meant what I thought it meant. and it didnt If you want someone to defend themselves with pepper spray then at that point it makes just as much sense for self defense with a gun. Your worried about them taking your weapon from you and using it against you, but regardless of what your weapon is if they are able to take it from you and close enough then your pretty much at your mercy now anyways despite what the weapon may be. Plus pepper spray will probably just p*** people off more then stop them. Adrenaline pumped scared mad people, your risking alot pepper spraying them. Or if there are acouple of them, will you just pepper spray all of them? Plus a shooters gun will have more range then pepper spray Thats why there are not much of any examples of shooters being stopped by pepper spray. Edited October 1, 2014 by spartan max2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now