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Letter from a marine.




Does one have the right to defend oneself in this situation?

I was faced with a very similar situation in Oakland at Lake Merritt back in 2004.

I’m a veteran of 23 years service in the Marine Corps. I’m not insinuating this gives me any special privilege; it does give me over 20 years of experience on handling firearms.

I was taking my daily walk around the lake and I saw a group of teenagers (7-8) approaching me. It was just starting to get dark. As they got closer I could hear them talking and they were discussing what they were going to do (to me as it turned out).

At first, I really wasn’t paying much attention as I was just trying to get my walk in. At some point as they got closer I realized they were actually talking about me and how they were going to beat my head in and take my wallet.

I happen to be a CCW holder. I started making eye contact, they were about 10 feet away at this point, and pulled my t-shirt back to expose my pistol on my hip and put my hand on it.

One of them noticed and shouted “the white boy has a gun” and they ran off like scared rats.

I do not advocate vigilante justice in any way, shape or form. In this particular case, a gun saved me from major injury and being a victim and I didn’t even have to pull it out of it’s holster.

I submit this guy was in even a worse position than I having his child with him. Not only was he hurt, his child could have been hurt/killed. If this guy had some sort of weapon, he may not have got hurt. Mace, a knife or a pistol he might not have been injured.

I also submit this is a situation where this man’s life(and his child) was in serious danger. 20 people beating on you can be fatal.




About the Author

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

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