Why do people that are attacked once
always fear being attacked
I reject your premise, as known to be false.
I have been attacked. I have no emotion.
When I was attacked (shot at), I had no emotion
as I reflexively drew my gun in self defense.
I found mild humor in it. I smiled a little.
In retrospect, I relate to Winston Churchill's
dictum that being shot at with no effect
is "exhilarating", tho I did not feel that thrill,
just found it a little funny, as I was drawing.
Last year, I was at home feeling 1OO% safe
and having fallen asleep in front of my computer,
when an electrical fire broke out.
My feelings of security did NOT
render me immune from fire.
I have no fear of fire now, nor then,
tho I almost got killed.
Admittedly, at age 8 (un-armed) I felt a little
ill-at-ease at home alone, wondering how I 'd
defend my home, if it became necessary.
(We did live in a good naborhood; crime-free, so far as I know.)
I felt a lot safer when I acquired my first gun.
but people that have been helped
don't always feel they will be helped?
Maybe u can address that question
about getting helped to Reginald Denny in L.A.
or to the late Kitty Genovese in NY
or to Nicole Brown or Ron Goldman ??
Tell us what thay have to say, OK ?
Human beings r not trustworthy.
That shud be tawt in the public schools, at an early age,
along with competent defensive gun handling.