Also agree with this completely. Much of the problem is when someone does not maintain situational awareness. And also true that it's very hard to dodge the bullet with your name on it.Just following someone does not constitute "stalking" nor make the follower an "aggressor", some other action must take place for it to be an act of aggression. There are lots of reasons you might follow someone and many reasons you may THINK you are being followed. Our society trends to focus on the negative and we always hear about the incidents where people are hurt in some way. Why don't we hear about how people help each other? Maybe a young man follows an elderly lady to make sure she makes it home OK, maybe someone is followed because they appear suspicious, etc... If you think you are being followed cross the street, keep an eye on the windows so you can see reflections, call someone. There are many things you can do, but you can't keep safe from a bullet coming your way.
I firmly believe in leaving that up to the locality. The thing is people need to take their weapons seriously if they choose to carry. It is a responsibility to carry any weapon so one must learn; The laws pertaining to use, safety, and how to assess level of appropriate engagement and force used.I am a supporter of the 2nd Amendment but I was a bit surprised to find out that in the 6 months concealed carry has been legal in Wisconsin the state has issued 100,000 permits. Out of those 100,000 people how many hold stereotypes? How many are already scared? Does having the gun on them make them feel more protected or more scared? I think that in addition safety training, people obtaining weapons should have to undergo some type of sensitivity training.
Usual outcome. LOL.I'm way OT now. Anyway... if someone was following me and I was alone I would probably get on my phone with someone and then turn and ask why they were following me. And then I would probably feel like an idiot because they were not following me, just going the same way or they thought but was cute.