PALM COAST, Fla. – A brawl broke out at a Florida pizzeria after an order of garlic knots arrived with cheese on top.A Flagler County police report says 25-year-old Jessica Conti demanded her money back late Friday and was angered when the clerk put her money on the counter in what Conti considered a disrespectful manner.

Source: Cheese on garlic knots sparks brawl at Fla. pizzeria

I have preached the virtues of Avoidance and De-escalation before, but I feel I need to bring something else: No matter how well you try to avoid an encounter, some people will find offense and act up in an aggressive manner.

It is now the fashionable thing to be offended by anything and everything. Some elements of our society think that gives them carte blanche to exercise violence upon you. They feel it is a justified response to their bruised delicate egos to see your blood spilled and provide you with an assortment of injuries.

Deterrence is the next step but it is conditioned to the laws of your state. In some places, the presentation of a firearm in self-defense is allowed while in others it can lead to a charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon . You must tailor your possible response to the applicable laws which means you have to do your own research and find reliable advice.

And we hope we don’t have to resort to the actual shooting, but we cannot dismiss it from our strategy. To think we can get away by purely  using Avoidance, De-escalation and Deterrence is as foolish as to think the only answer is to pull the trigger.  It is not fair or easy, but self-defense isn’t either. Deal with it, plan ahead, be ready.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “The Dissin’ Issue. ”
  1. We have to deal with some of these assholes at the store every now and then. So far we haven’t had any big problems, but the cops have been called a few times. We hired a driver a couple of weeks ago that also carries. So usually, one of us is in the store at any given time. With my wife working the front counter, I worry about some of these fools.

  2. I run a print shop and while we are not in a bad neighborhood, our shop is off the road a bit and you can’t really see us easily until you turn into the parking lot. Thankfully the owner here likes guns and we go shooting after work from time to time, so i have access to his in the safe if needed. And by in the safe I mean in my desk during working hours.

  3. One more reason to carry every day… You never know when YOU will end up in the middle of something you didn’t start and need to defend yourself.

  4. I see these four as childish thugs and they need to grow up.These types are the reason and need to defend yourself at all times.

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