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The Flash as a Self-Defense Weapon

Posted On: Sep 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

The Flash as a Self-Defense Weapon

Back in the 1970s, I would occasionally go bar hopping in South Tucson. Although it wasn't a particularly rough neighborhood, there was always the potential bad guy.
As a recent Vietnam vet, I was always doing threat assessments. My head was on a swivel. Seeking some protection, I considered a variety of possible weapons but rejected most of them. I was very concerned about possibly over-reacting and attacking someone who I perceived to be a threat but injuring an innocent person.
You never knew if the idiot that approached you in the parking lot was a panhandler, someone needing help with their car, a drunk, or a real bad guy. At the same time, it wasn't prudent to wait to find out if they were friend or foe before doing something in self-defense. If you waited to be absolutely sure, it was probably going to be too late.
I focused on the idea that the bad guys were probably waiting in the parking lot for a target, and therefore their eyes had adjusted to the low light levels. This meant wide-open pupils. As...

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