TyGuy, on 05 June 2012 - 08:57 AM, said:
That doesn't answer my question. Yes, I know about the Tueller Principle, which is why I think unloaded CCW or OCW is silly. I repeatedly point out mass shootings, not mass knifings. Even a CCW might not help you in a quick knifing. My point is that in a mass shooting event if it takes you 10 seconds to get loaded up you are infinitly better off then not being able to bring a gun into the fight. I'm sure Suzanna Hupp would have prefered to have an unloaded firearm, with ammo nearby, in her purse than in her car at Lubby's.
It's funny how the same people that advocate "it's better to have a 9mm on your side than a 45 on your night stand" turn around and say "it's better to go about totally unarmed then transport in a legal manner that takes 6-10 seconds to bring a gun into the fight."
I don't see any logic in that.
Wait... I'm confused here.. you think unloaded ccw or open is silly but think unloaded fanny pack is tactically advantageous ?
Talking about mass shootings is changing the circumstances of the discussion to suit your argument. We all know that any one of us is FAR more likely to be the victim of a direct assault than involved in a mass shooting and that is the first and foremost reason we want carry to begin with.
I never said fanny pack transport was useless, just not worth the risk of arrest and potential court battle as it is so tactically inferior anyway. Get a walking cane chicks dig it anyway
TyGuy, on 05 June 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:
Any story where a homeowner is unarmed, someone breaks in, the homeowner runs to get their firearm, and repeals the criminal or holds them until LEOs arrive is evidence that container transport would work. It certainly takes the homeowner LONGER to retrieve a firearm that is not on them than it would take a practiced individual to retrieve their container transported firearm and load up.
Again, it's not the BEST option, and it carries risk with it, but it can be effective in some circumstances. You decide if the risk/reward is worth it to you or not.
Evidence it would work? It certainly is nothing of the sort. You're considering one factor only, that is time in seconds as being an absolute equal with numerous other factors not the least of which is an immediate home court advantage and familiarity with your home and firearm location, a hasty retreat to an (potentially) alternate room vs being in some random public location and dealing with an aggressor that may be suddenly right in your face