It Wasn’t Me, It Was The Unarmed Man (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 88 – November 30th, 2014)

“…What people need to understand is it doesn’t matter if a weapon is involved. It matters if I reasonably believe I’m gonna die. If I reasonably believe that this guy is either going to beat me to death or cause serious bodily injury that’s going to affect me either now or the rest of my life, I have a right to defend myself to whatever extent is necessary to make him stop.” – Paul Sharp

 

What’s as strong as an ox, walks on two legs, and is sharp? Why, Paul Sharp, of course! This time we’re talking about unarmed attackers. No, not armless fast moving zombies, but unarmed individuals who pose a threat that is often times greatly underestimated. Speaking from his experiences as a law enforcement officer and in fight sports, Paul talks about the use of force against people you generally wouldn’t think you’d need to use force against. We discuss Hollywood and the media’s portrayal of unarmed violence, and how it has shaped the general public’s view of the matter. Plus, some quick updates on the KAC Mod 2 and FNS 9L.

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  • Paul says that we need to take it back from the media,the people that have no idea what they are talking about. Obviously that would be the right course of action but how the hell do we do that? We are a fringe group of a fringe group. Martial arts,self defense and the firearms industry ,you guys participate in online discussions and you should know how much ignorance there is in what can be considered part of our community.

    When you have people in your community that say that disarming someone is easier than taking a candy from a baby or that you can render a man unconscious by slapping his ass there is a problem. If we can’t even educate people that agree with some of our principals how are we supposed to educate the people that completely disagree with everything we do?

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