October 23, 2014

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.


Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

“The kids from Moose Jaw,” he said, as the Globe and Mail reported, “who saved their pennies all year must have the tour that they deserve.”

October 23, 2014 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Though it would have been really cool if he stopped the gunman with that sceptre.

October 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM  

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