Taffin would, I think, reluctantly approve
Although he did not use a sixgun, Kevin Vickers otherwise demonstrated Taffin-esque virtues. He remained calm. He retrieved his firearm from a locked box. He fired it accurately and effectively. And then he called his mother to tell her he was okay.
In an age of quasi-military abundance-of-caution types who prioritize costume and rate of fire above responsible alertness and good aim, it's worth noticing what effective self-defense with a firearm looks like.
And it's worth noticing what a hero looks like. As you get further into that Washington Post story, itr becomes apparent that this may not be the most important thing he's ever done.
More like this, please.