SOME REL­E­VANT COOPERISMS

American Survival Guide - - FEATURES -

Jeff Cooper was a man with a plethora of opin­ions on top­ics per­ti­nent to self-de­fense. Many of them em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of the knowl­edge be­tween your ears—as op­posed to the hard­ware in your hand. Here are few:

“Own­ing a hand­gun doesn’t make you armed, any more than own­ing a gui­tar makes you a mu­si­cian.”

“Safety is some­thing that hap­pens be­tween your ears, not some­thing you hold in your hands.”

“The only ac­cept­able re­sponse to the threat of lethal vi­o­lence is an im­me­di­ate and sav­age coun­ter­at­tack. If you re­sist, you just may get killed. If you don't re­sist, you al­most cer­tainly will get killed. It is a tough choice, but there is only one right an­swer.”

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