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Argument Shows Proper Time to Escalate as a Self-Defender | Active Self Protection

We talk a good bit about using force appropriately as a self-defender; here we see an argument that blows up and the defenders make good decisions about when to move from verbal to physical/chemical force to firearms. NEWS STORIES/MORE INFO: News story: Raw: ASP merch is now in stock in the store…go get a newly designed limited edition hat! ASP Extra new channel for tips, drills, gear reviews, vlog, etc: If you value what we do at ASP, would you consider becoming an ASP Patron Member to support the work it takes to make the narrated videos like this proper view of escalation and use of force? or gives the details and benefits. Find a good instructor in your area and get some training: Attitude. Skills. Plan. (music in the outro courtesy of Bensound at Copyright Disclaimer. Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.


ReelFishingNW says:

Him being dead makes the world a better place. Think about it, statistically everyone can't be making the world a better place, some people are just scumbags.

True Contrarian says:

You down with RTC, yeah you know me. Who down with RTC, yeah you know me.

MasterScopesvids says:

The only thing that concerns me about this is that the guy had already threatened and then put the gun away. Do I need to wait for him to re-present the firearm or can I shoot when he goes to go for the firearm?

Brian Robinson says:

I love stories with a happy ending

Kenneth Fox says:

People that click thumbs down on these videos always baffle me. This was a happy story. What was so bad about it to dislike it?

paintup46 says:

Waving a gun around, saying I'll kill you. You're stupid if you think people shouldn't take you serious. Maybe the pepper spray started things back up again but there is no way in hell you can guarantee the suspect had let it go at that point, you are just hoping he did, why take that chance? Not only that, what about the next victim? Doesn't seem like he was legally CC, obviously doesn't care about the law and threatening people. Does he seem like a self defender or a predator? Put your head in the sand all you want, but you know the answer.

Swagwin Productions says:

Dumber than a rock, pepper sprayed, running into the wrong door, getting pumped full of holes.

Darwin award

Real Gone Greg says:

bye bye you scumbag piece of trash!

OrangeCo13 Aztlan says:

That's what happends when u play too manny videogames thinking guns are toys…nah bra smell u later

Alan Cee says:

All these comments that are HAPPY about this is because y'all pu*sies that use deadly weapons , trigger happy co**sucker's. Hide behind your key boards.


Another stupid MF taking a dirt nap. Love your videos John!!!!!

TJ Jones says:

Good analysis

giovanni berry says:

Nothing like good old fashioned lead to make immediate peace

Guardian Angel says:

He should have shot him as many times as possible
If this guy flashing his firearm seems like he used this form of intimidation before and with his temper he was bound to seriously do bodily harm to someone eventually
Good riddance to bad rubbish
The clerk may have saved a life

Vacation Club Pro says:

The best part of this whole video… anybody notice the sign above the perps head? "No weapons allowed on premises" Guess bad guys don't follow the rules after all. Whooda thunk it?

John Campos says:

I want to hang out with John and Chuck Norris, the safest place to be. Force multipier x2

jpmackin says:

So John, if someone points a gun at me then puts it in their pocket how am I not justified to shoot that person in order to eliminate the threat to me?

baghee58 says:

Hahaha run fuck*** rabbit.

Rob Simpson says:

What is the room temperature challenge?

danclapper626 says:

Those clerks deserve an award for being AWESOME! Good guys live, bad guy doesn't,,I will have a great day now. Thanks John.

Colonal Lingus says:

well that… (puts on sunglasses) backfired.

Ricky Ramírez says:

Buenos días, Juan!I’ve seen many vids where people pull out there guns and stop a threat in a store, etc.
Other than off duty cops or security personnel…can a civilian with a CCW pull out a gun and stop a robbery if he is not been thrwaten by the robber?

hoverlover2000 says:

I would have thought even though he put the gun away, that since the confrontation still continued, he was still a threat. I think the clerks did a great job. Thanks for a great lesson John.

Sitting Bull says:

Man, I feel people just flash guns without even realising what they are anymore. They just think they're intimidation tools. Who knows if he would have used it or not, but the fool died for it. America has a definitive gun culture, too late to start changing laws.

douglas schmidt says:

Textbook self defense 🧐

Jmi Pgaan says:

That was one of the best videos yet.

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