A TO Z USE OF FORCE: Possessing the mindset, knowledge, skills and equipment to traverse a force continuum, ramp up or down between different levels of force, provides pre-fight options as well as practical in-fight and legal after-fight defense. If the only option available to you is a lethal force tool then a situation may go to lethal force sooner than is reasonable and necessary, making legal defense of ones actions more difficult. Encompassed within such action is also the emotional, social and economic consequences of taking another's life when other means may have been available. Consider adding other force options to your current personal defense profile: 1) Verbal and physical boundary setting skills. Arguing with your wife or coworker isn't the same as dealing with criminal action such as robbery, rape, kidnapping, assault. It requires a practiced, rote set of responses allowing brainpower to be focused on other tactics such as boundary setting and movement instead of what to say. 2) Less lethal, pepper spray. Setting boundaries and maintaining distance from unknowns reinforces verbal boundaries, dissuades some and demonstrates responsibility on your part by not going directly to lethal force when threatened 3) Physical Defense. Being able to physically prevent being knocked out or down, respond to an attack, physically direct or restrain someone, defend against a weapon and fight to a tool all provide options other than lethal force. 4) Lethal/Deadly Physical Force Options. You may use deadly force if you believe deadly force will be, or is being, used against you and there are *no lesser means of force available or feasible to stop the threat*. Practical options include small arms, edged weapons, impact weapons targeting vital areas and lethal physical defense techniques. Preparing to navigate between varied force levels requires some work. However, the price for not preparing could be more than you ever wanted or expected to pay. Get to work. #MDTS #training @shivworks_and_alumni @aprillriskconsulting @llindenman @immediateactioncombatives @pfc_training @tripleaughtdesign #useofforce #awarewillingprepared #preparedness
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