One of the reasons that we share content from Active Self Protection is that they discuss de-escalation on a very frequent basis. It’s such an essential part of being an armed citizen, especially considering the fact that we’re carrying a firearm. That firearm is a last resort, and we should be doing everything in our power to not make a bad situation worse.
Ego is what comes into play in a lot of these situations, among many other things. The video below shows two instances where things got real… quick. The first one can be categorized as “Oh crap I didn’t mean for that to happen,” except it did.
The second is just bad all around, and there was no ‘oops’ with the bad guy’s intentions.
This is serious stuff, folks. The videos are also pretty graphic, so keep that in mind before hitting the play button.