Mikeb302000 want to know why TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia isn’t a Bullet Resistant Intelligentsia. “Here’s my theory. Guys like Robert, and many of his approximately 6,000 daily readers, are living in a fantasy world. In that world there’s no room for the passive protection offered by a bullet-proof vest. Getting shot is not part of the deal. Their focus is on the more aggressive and active components of self-defense. They picture themselves pro-actively taking action. It’s all about the guns, the bang, the power, the ability to be fearless . . .
On The Truth About Guns, I’ve seen every type of gun imaginable. I’ve read more about ammunition than I really need to know. But, unless I missed it, there’s scarcely a mention of body armor. What’s your opinion? Is there a better explanation? I’d love to hear it.
Speaking as editor—hang on. Dragons. OK, clear. Where was I? Oh yes, body armor. It’s something I’ve thought about using in conjunction with my night time home defense shotgun, which already has a pair of active headphones nearby. In fact, we have some coming for a test.
Would I have time to suit up when the alarm goes off? Maybe. But I can’t think of any other time where I’d need it. But if I could I would. Wear it that is. But if you gun totin’ guys and gals want more body armor coverage let me know.
Meanwhile, what’s your take on MikeB’s take on our collective aggression? I can’t believe he missed all the references to being scared shitless. But is it true? Are you more interested in active defense rather than passive? Whatever that means.