The number one way to win in a gunfight is to never get into a gunfight. If you don’t have that option, however, there are some key things you should keep in mind about the reality of armed conflict.
Gun Fights Are Unpredictable, Fast, and Deadly
If you’re armed and going up against someone who’s armed, a millisecond can make all the difference in the world. The truth about gunfights is a lot is out of your control once the bullets start flying and instinct takes over.
The first rule of winning a gunfight is to be hyper-vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Take note of cover and potential blind spots as you walk or spend time in an area where you may be in danger.
A tragic example of what can happen out of the blue comes from Louisville, where two thugs accosted a young man and his new bride.
The 30-year-old man, Jason Spencer, was walking home with his bride. They’d just married and been on honeymoon and were walking home through the Cherokee Triangle area of Louisville.
Some thugs decided to rob them, and pulled out weapons. Spencer was armed and responded as fast as he could, non-fatally shooting one of the thugs, who was a 15-year-old teen called Travon Curry.
Nonetheless, Curry and the other youth opened up on him, killing Spencer at the scene.
The trial for two men charged in the murder of Jason Spencer (@LouisvilleHumor) was supposed to start on March 1.
Instead both have decided to plead guilty. The judge just set the plea hearing for this Friday.
— Jason Riley (@JasonRileyWDRB) February 14, 2022
Spencer’s Case is a Warning to Us All
Spencer and his wife weren’t expecting to be robbed in 2017, nor were they in an especially dangerous area. He did everything right by pulling out his gun to protect his wife against the violent thieves who accosted them in November of 2017.
The gunfight just didn’t go Spencer’s way; plus it was two against one, considering his wife was unarmed.
The two killers have made a plea deal now and are only going to be hit with manslaughter. For mowing down a man only a little over a week after he got married, these two monsters are looking at under 20 years in prison each.
Both will be able to apply for parole after only 17 years.
Travon Curry and Thaddius Thomas Jr. plead guilty to manslaughter, robbery and other charges in the deadly shooting of Jason Spencer on Everett Avenue on Nov. 5, 2017. https://t.co/vG2b4QZJWV
— WHAS11 News (@WHAS11) February 18, 2022
Doing Your Best to Beat Criminals
First of all, criminals shouldn’t be out on the street or getting their charges downgraded to manslaughter.
Secondly, you can no longer count on our criminal justice system, especially in areas dominated by leftist activists and judicial extremists who want to open up our prisons and abolish our police.
The fact is remaining vigilant and spending a lot of time practicing quick shooting in your spare time remains the best way to potentially come out alive from a gunfight.
We must protect our gun rights and encourage law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves efficiently, quickly, and confidently so we can avoid further tragedies like Spencer’s in the future.