Sorry to be such a bummer, but the truth about gunfights is that sometimes you lose. No matter how well-prepared you are, no matter how hard you train or what gun you use, you lose. On the positive side, any gunfight you don’t have goes in the win column. As you’ve spent the vast majority of your life not having a gunfight, you’re already a winner! However . . . Supposedly this is a case of mistaken identity. I seriously doubt it. Take it from a Rhode Islander: it’s a hit. Number one with a bullet. The trick to not being shot like a dog is A) not be worthy of assassination and B) avoid making enemies. Which is kinda like saying the same thing twice, only you can violate A just by being a success. Conspicuous consumption is not your friend. Lifestyles of the Rich and . . . oh dear. So not worth it. And self-defense is an excellent way to say no to your wife. Sorry dear, I’m just thinking of your safety.