“If they mean to do harm to myself or my family, I’ll do anything I can to prevent them from doing it. If it means taking their life, fu(k ’em. They’ve chosen their path.” That’s the answer Josh, an Operation Enduring Freedom sniper, offers when asked when it’s OK to take a life outside the military. Lonnie, a Vietnam infantryman, however figures killing is never justified away from the battlefield. Those are just two of the takes on killing and its effects from people who know – veterans who’ve done it . . .
Read the comments here and at other sites and you’ll see no end of pronouncements as to the writers’ readiness to pull the trigger in defense of kith and kin. Civilian disarmament types, of course, consider them bloodthirsty keyboard commandos…or worse. As this video shows, no matter how justified the situation may have been, killing has real and profound effects on the killer. Gun owners carry in the fervent hope that we never have to use the tool on our hips. Videos such as this are a clear illustration as to why.