Warning to all those who use Mag Lite
flashlights in self-defense
! If you find yourself in a situation where the Mag Lite might need to be employed as a skullcracker
, and you aren't a peace officer
, make sure the light is turned on
. If you are forced to LART
some idiot with it and the light is on, you hit him with your flashlight
. If the light is off, then the only reason you were carrying it is as a weapon...and that's legally much more problematic.
I was offered this tip by a friendly neighborhood police officer while running security at my eating club.