Posted July 10, 2015 2:22 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens

A month ago a Reddit community member using the handle Greeneyedlatinguy asked a very provocative question of his fellow Redditors.

Redditors who have had to kill in self defense, Did you ever recover psychologically? What is it to live knowing you killed someone regardless you didn’t want to do it?

The responses to the question from people all over the world are as riveting, as they are varied. Some of the attacks were home invasions. Some were robberies. Some were rapes, or attempted rapes. One was a man who gave shelter to a battered spouse when her violent husband attacked.

Some of those responding used their bare hands, while others used bats, knives, or guns. Once used a machine gun in war. Another threw a man off a parking garage.

In each and every instance, the most common thread wasn’t just the utter unpredictability and chaos of every attack, but that each and every survivor did so because they realized the stakes of the fight and employed all the force they had to fight, win, and survive.

It is this ability to escalate from confusion, through fear, into overwhelming aggression that separated the living from the dead in nearly every instance.

Real life isn’t …read more

Source:: Bearing Arms

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