Hi Mas: I am a huge fan of yours since I read my father's copy of Stressfire way back when I was in 6th grade (I'm 37 now). As a professional writer, I also admire your manner in making complex technical info understandable for the average (me) reader.
Anyway, as an NYC native I was curious about your analysis of the Bernie Goetz shooting
that some say turned the tide in favor of legal concealed carry.
In my view, he did several things right: He had good situational awareness, he formed a plan and carried it out, he kept his cool and he won despite 4-1 odds.
He did plenty wrong too: He fled the scene, spoke to cops without a lawyer and made numerous conflicting and inflammatory statements.
Also, despite being acquitted of criminal charges re: deadly force, he had a decade-long civil suit battle.
Fascinating also that 26 years later we (and Bernie himself) have no clear story of exactly the sequence of shots, but that a comment he may or may not have made. "Here's another" came back to haunt him based on testimony from one witness 11 years later.