Thursday, July 18, 2013

Selco: Self Defense in Survival Situations


Selco's thoughts on SHTF self-defense based on his personal experience.

Lots of people wrote about George Zimmerman case that followed the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
 

To sum up story, Zimmerman was local neighborhood watch volunteer and followed Trayvon Martin who he considered suspicious. Then they got into fight and Martin was shot by Zimmerman.
 

There is much more to this of course but reading about this gave me idea for article today. About what my understanding of self defense is and how it changed throughout my year in war.
 

If Martin was beating Zimmerman and smashing head into ground then what should he do? Wait until his head opens up?
 

I think world is going to hell very soon, and most of people are kinda idiots, brainless media blinded puppets.
 

I cannot see any sense in following big headlines and news about what some "famous reality star" said about shooting and who is right and who is wrong.
 

When exactly we started to wait for statements from empty celebrity heads like some kinds of messages from Messiah?
 

Am I supposed to form my opinion based on her or his opinion just because she has public videotape of having sex with someone, or he can rap about throwing money in the air?
 

We have some wrong idols, and s. gonna hit the fan very bad, and if you look at humankind mostly we are deserving it.
 

Every lost life is tragedy, especially young life. Being in war I have seen many many people killed, young and old, innocent and guilty.
 

Some things never gonna change, there is always gonna be violence and stupid people.
 

Self defense for me was when I did not have any other option left and when only option was to shoot and kill. For example if I could not run away, or hide very good not to be seen. I would use any other option first, last option was to shoot.

Attacking them meant when I shoot first, even if I had other options to use first. In reality if I wanted to confront them I would attack them, if I did not want I would use any other option (go away, hide, or sometimes negotiate) then use force as a last option (self defense).
 

Real life example was two (drunk and high) guys going from house to house and killing and setting houses on fire, clearly self defense (as I understand it) because there is no sense of talking with them and leaving house was no option too. If you hear or see them murdering others, you are not going to be first person to talk sense into them.
 

When you shoot and kill the man, later you always think "Did i have to do it? Was there any other option?". But yeah, in the beginning period, I mean when you are driven mostly by fear and adrenalin you tend to shoot too much. Like "shoot first and then ask" stuff.
 

But man in my neigbourhood put like 20 bullets in his own brother just because his brother wanted to scare him (as a joke) while he was guarding their house. That is joke gone very wrong.
 

When you are new to survival situation most people do not understand all options they have. After some weeks and months you get familiar with your options and shooting is just one of the options.
 

Self defense changed troughout my year fighting for survival in two ways. First when people realized that SHTF for real, and there is no law it was like if you are smart and practice "self defense" you would stay home, hidden and shoot at anyone who comes to you. That was self defense.
 

People on street were practicing something like "fun" with weapon, like shooting and having fun, so nothing like real reasons for attack or self defense. Later when folks realized that it is becoming easy to get killed, and hard to survive, more people tried to stay "put" and move out of way of other folks.
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Do you have the proper mindset to pull the trigger or plunge that knife?

Better get it now.


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