There is no advanced warning. You don’t know when it could happen, and it may not even be for a two legged varmint. The problem could be of the four legged variety. The life you save may not be your own either, but the life of your pet.
According to Lewiston Police, Renee Carter was walking her dogs in front
of a home when the Pit Bull ran across the street and grabbed her small
dog by the neck. Carter was bit on the arm while attempting to rescue
her dog. At that time, a passerby scrambled out of his car to help.
Thankfully there were a couple bystanders in the area who intervened to help. The dog is currently in quarantine for 10 days. Since the attack killed the other animal it has been declared a dangerous animal and if a home isn’t found outside the city it will be put to sleep.
That aside, thankfully there were others around to help this woman but that is not a assurance. The only assurance is that this could happen to you and you are not immune and some how special and exempt from the possibility.
Stand tall, be ready, and carry your damn gun.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.