This article was posted to GBC tonight:
Collier judge upholds 'Stand Your Ground' stabbing death defense in teen's bus stop bullying.
What I'm about to rant... about... has very little to do with the actual article and a whole lot to do with idiots that post in the comments.
One of the comments that shall remain nameless to protect his idiocy said, "See, that's the problem. Having never been in the situation of fighting for my life, I don't know how I'd react to that stress..."
THAT'S WHY WE FUCKING TRAIN, YOU MORON!
Listen, few of us have been in that situation. That's why we "game" it out. We think about that situation, map out strategies, actions, reactions, discuss the plans with the wife, girlfriend, Rover the dog, whoever. Then we go to a quality range, either take a class, talk to, or hire a reputable instructor. See what works, what's been done before, what they recommend. Then we go back re-imagine the scenario, remap the strategies, actions, reactions and plans and then re-discuss what we're gonna do and what we'd like anyone with us to do to either help or stay out of harms way during the situation.
And, for fucks sake, if you've gotten your concealed carry permit (if required by your state) or are carrying a weapon for self defense and you haven't thought about what to do in those situations. FUCKING STOP! FIGURE IT OUT! DON'T BE A MORON!