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    Default Where the CCW has Failed Us

    Ok, in Texas it's a License to Carry, but I'm sure the term CCW applies to everyone who carries a gun. So how has the CCW failed us?

    The CCW community has failed because of mindset, training, and tools.

    The Mindset is strictly DEFENSIVE

    The Training is to the LOWEST common denominator

    The Tools are INADEQUATE
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    The unfortunate truth of the matter is many people believe that by simply purchasing a firearm, they are catapulted into a form of Godlike omniscience concerning everything gun related. Another problem is that those same people think that watching a five minute YouTube video qualifies as training.

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    And that, sir, is why you exist !
    To rectify the problems by teaching a higher level of skill and imparting the proper mindset to use those skills effectively .

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    Its not really the CCW that has failed but the people that wield it. Which is usually the case in most things.
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    I think one of the issues with CCW is expectations.

    CCW is not a certification of ability to fight...it's an administrative tool used to generate some revenue, and to attempt to control the natural law rights of the people. It provides some interesting benchmarks, and it also provides the state with an artificial registry of who to confiscate from first should they be so emboldened to pursue it.

    Separately, the average CCW holder is not a fighter, has not put the training in, doesn't have the mindset to rationally engage in a fight, and is often using poor equipment to do the job.

    So I see two angles:
    - Legally, morally, natural law gives Bubba and his bride the right to defend themselves, and they are also legally, morally accountable for the way in which they do so (should they ever do it)
    - From a business standpoint, there is an opportunity to educate a terrified public who pursues gun ownership (even among those who are traditional political adversaries) so that they have better training, use better equipment, can develop the appropriate mindset and skills so they can be more effective in taking out the bad guys, and they are not a danger to themselves and others.

    I'd respectfully suggest there are limits to the scope of traditional political adversaries that should be trained (Antifa, for instance should be excluded), but there are some feminist types out there that perhaps could be turned, as well as some soccer Moms, skinny jean dads that may awaken from their slumber at some point and start to embrace reality (and hopefully leave their political baggage behind them).

    YMMV.
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    People get to self-select their level of training and preparation, and it has always been so. That's not a failure, that's just nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Payne View Post
    Ok, in Texas it's a License to Carry, but I'm sure the term CCW applies to everyone who carries a gun. So how has the CCW failed us?

    The CCW community has failed because of mindset, training, and tools.

    The Mindset is strictly DEFENSIVE

    The Training is to the LOWEST common denominator

    The Tools are INADEQUATE
    Couldn't we say the same things about a lot of institutions of armed professionals?

    NYPD comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Spade View Post
    People get to self-select their level of training and preparation, and it has always been so. That's not a failure, that's just nature.
    As I was reading the posts in this thread, this was exactly what I was going to write. The discussion of self selection has been discussed on here quite a few times. I think it really just comes down to, does the individual have what it takes? Some definitely do, some most definitely don’t. Can it be harnessed or developed in someone that doesn’t obviously possess it? Maybe. Sometimes it takes a horrific event to happen to that person for them to finally come to terms that they will never again be a victim. At that point they realize it takes some proactive research and training on their own to make that lifestyle change.

    It it still amazes me some people take say a basic pistol class and believe they are prepared for the potential fight of their lives.

    There is also the Dunning-Kruger effect.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SigPro09 View Post
    Couldn't we say the same things about a lot of institutions of armed professionals?

    NYPD comes to mind.
    Can't expect much from NYPD, when many MOS were hired during the "20 and Out" recruiting campaign.
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