View Poll Results: What would you do?

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  • Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you

    28 28.57%
  • Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)

    7 7.14%
  • Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)

    6 6.12%
  • Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders

    11 11.22%
  • Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders

    3 3.06%
  • Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911

    2 2.04%
  • Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape

    6 6.12%
  • Freeze like a deer in the headlights

    6 6.12%
  • Rush the bad guys barehanded

    6 6.12%
  • Other (explain)

    23 23.47%
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Thread: Self defense: How prepared are you?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true, long before Ohio had a CCW my POS ford broke down on Interstate 71 late one night in a decent area but this was the highway. I had to change the tire and in my trunk I carried a "Becker Machax" machete sort of thing that I had been given by Ethan Becker who used to be a co-owner of what is now the Tactical Defense Institute where I often trained

    some "good old boys" drove up and asked if I "needed some help" but the driver said-eyeing that big knife on the trunk-hey the dude looks like he's got things under control and drove off

    hard to say it was the knife-they didn't see the M4 in 5.56 NATO in the trunk and I am glad it never came to that

    now I have a 40 in the trunk and a 9mm in the glovebox but this was years ago when I was still in school
    lol why is that story relevent to what you were quoting?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    samurai swords, automatic knives, and I think I have a expandable baton somewhere.

    automatic knives are fun toys. are they legal in NYC. they are in ohio-I often carry high quality ones like MicroTechs and MODs and Benchmades and Kershaws.

    Katanas-good

    have a Howard Clark, a Mike Bell, one of the Last "Last Legends" competition rigs made and my son has a Korean made sword (his black belt gift from me) that is similar to a Katana. The Bell is made from forged cable-about the strongest blade you can buy. The Clark is 1076 rather than his more popular L6 Bainite. My son's sword is L6-Bainite



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I have a really strong piece of driftwood that has a bunch of slikey pieces jutting out of the bulby end. IT would seriously **** up anybody that i hit with it. If that doesn't work I throw my kid at the attacker and run.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    automatic knives are fun toys. are they legal in NYC...
    sent via USPS...so I have to assume its legal.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    lol why is that story relevent to what you were quoting?
    did you read the Risky THicket post I responded to?



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    sent via USPS...so I have to assume its legal.
    Oh dear. Interstate sales or transport of automatic knives through common carriers violates the 1950's era "switchblade act"

    its a felony I believe though the law is rarely enforced and "knife dealers" routinely get automatic knives in the mail and other common carriers because that idiotic law never really delineated what makes one an authorized dealer. Some think its an FFL qualifies a dealer, others believe its a dealer who sells to police etc


    Federal Switchblade Act

    Whoever knowingly introduces, or manufactures for introduction, into interstate commerce, or transports or distributes in interstate commerce, any switchblade knife, shall be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

    Sections 1242 and 1243 of this title shall not apply to -
    (1) any common carrier or contract carrier, with respect to any switchblade knife shipped, transported, or delivered for shipment in interstate commerce in the ordinary course of business;
    (2) the manufacture, sale, transportation, distribution, possession, or introduction into interstate commerce, of switchblade knives pursuant to contract with the Armed Forces;
    (3) the Armed Forces or any member or employee thereof acting in the performance of his duty; or
    (4) the possession, and transportation upon his person, of any switchblade knife with a blade three inches or less in length by any individual who has only one arm.


    I should note that gun shows in Ohio are full of people openly selling switchblades even though Ohio allows the possession sale is allegedly a misdemeanor

    how those dealers get switchblades made in oregon or other completely legal states is interesting.

    I suspect the reason why this federal law is almost never enforced is because it can neither survive a rational reason challenge given many knives can be opened quicker and the recent rulings in Heller and McDonald would shoot them down



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    True story. We once lived near Jacksonville, Florida. My mother-in-law (a good one) had visited and was flying home. We took her to the airport. It was raining buckets. Dropped her off and had just drive a few miles on the interstate back into Jax. New car. It died, just died. I was able to manhandle it over onto the shoulder. That stretch of interstate was fairly desolate for a few miles in both directions.

    I'm scrunched down on the floor looking at fuses. Van pulls up behind. All they saw was my wife sitting there. She said, "A guy is coming."

    I sat up and the guy stopped for a second and then yelled to the van. More guys came. Unsavory people. They wanted to "help" us. I told them no thanks. Some of the guys walked around to the passenger side of the van. It's like 11 AM on Sunday and raining like mad. One guy said, "No, we are going to help". I said, "I got it."

    Someone else said, "We gonna help you anyway" and tried to open my door. It was locked. I opened the boot and took out a S&W 5906. Everyone ran and got back in their van and drove away.

    A baseball bat or a 3 iron just wouldn't have had the same effect on the nefarious bastards.
    I love stories... my friend wa a hot headed multi level black belt (not many of those I imagine) and he had road rage in his blood so we followed some guy around and eventually the guy stops. My friend decideds to get out to beat the guy down and I notice the guys trunk pop a bit. I yelled at Jason to hold, since there is no way he would make it to the guy before the guy got to his trunk. I yelled he has a gun and was ready to bolt if Jason didn't get back in the drivers seat to drive away but he did... just as the guy pulls out the biggest ****ing god damn hand canon that I have ever seen and points it at us as he starts towards us. We drove away and this frickin' gut starts chasing us and at one point leans out his window pointing the gun at us as we played chicken with him to get out of the housing track. No shots fired and not that I ever fought anyway... but I learned to not mess with people unless you have to.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I discovered today that tasers are illegal in NY state, I was bummed.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I love stories... my friend wa a hot headed multi level black belt (not many of those I imagine) and he had road rage in his blood so we followed some guy around and eventually the guy stops. My friend decideds to get out to beat the guy down and I notice the guys trunk pop a bit. I yelled at Jason to hold, since there is no way he would make it to the guy before the guy got to his trunk. I yelled he has a gun and was ready to bolt if Jason didn't get back in the drivers seat to drive away but he did... just as the guy pulls out the biggest ****ing god damn hand canon that I have ever seen and points it at us as he starts towards us. We drove away and this frickin' gut starts chasing us and at one point leans out his window pointing the gun at us as we played chicken with him to get out of the housing track. No shots fired and not that I ever fought anyway... but I learned to not mess with people unless you have to.
    LOL! I think I know those guys.










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