Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:35:39 PM
@ Pirate Here's what I saw. I must have misunderstood: "At any rate, this is a good example of why one should take care of business immediately if they plan on getting physical, especially if a weapon is involved." I thought you were saying the baseball bat should have been swung without any warning. My mistake and apologies
"So you are condoning the use of force of one person in a surprise attack on another? Why not de-escalate things by not bringing a bat or other weapon or even yourself and creating a situation where either party can have violence on the other. No matter who or what was the cause of the initial hostility, the last move (going back to confront) was the wrong move IMO."
I re-read what I posted and I don't see where I condoned a surprise attack with a ball bat. If that is how you interpreted it, please know it was not my intention.
Personally, I would never come after someone with a ball bat - unless he had done something truly horrible (like raping and killing my entire family, only to get away with it where the law is concerned). But I feel pretty safe in saying that kind of scenario is extremely unlikely.
I`m with you - I usually go out of my way to avoid physical confrontations.