Does movie magic influence self-defense?

Can media influence how you respond to a self-defense situation?

Does a karate chop to the wrist really work in knocking a gun out of a suspect’s hand?  Can you really shoot a knife out of a person’s hand from 25 yards with only a single bullet in a high-stress situation?

Does negotiating with a motivated and determined armed suspect really work? Is there a time and place?

If faced with an attacker that has their mind set on performing violence, what would you do with the resources you have at that time?

Watch the video below. What kind of actions did some of the participants involved use, in your opinion, were inaffective?

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