Comments and sayings from various Conceal Carry Instructors It is always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. And you can take that to the bank. Words of Wisdom: If you own a gun, you will appreciate this. If not, you should get one and learn how to use it. Shooting Advice: Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not to protect you. 'Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arm’s length and never say "I’ve got a gun". If you feel you need to use deadly force, for heaven’s sake let the first sound they hear be the safety clicking off. They shouldn't have time to hear anything after that if you are doing your job.' 'The average response time of a 911 call is over 23 minutes, the response time of a 9mm/.357 or .44 magnum is 1400 feet per second.' "The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win - and cheat if necessary." "Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. You may get killed with your own gun, but he'll have to beat you to death with it, cause it's going to be empty." "If you end up in a gun fight, if you're not shooting, you should be loading. If you're not loading, you should be moving, if you're not moving, your dead." "In a life and death situation, do something. It may be wrong, but do something." "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If you have a gun, what in the hell do you have to be paranoid for?" "You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work, but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language." "You have the rest of your life to solve your problems. How long you live depends on how well you do it." "You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family."