Avoiding a fight is part of your responsibility as a gun owner. Personal defense is not about your gun or looking for a fight—it’s about being prepared to respond in a planned and efficient way. As gun owners, if we can choose to avoid the need to defend ourselves, we should do it. In this video, Rob Pincus discusses why avoiding harmful or fatal encounters is the responsibility of a gun owner. He covers techniques including de-escalation, alternative tactics, and simply removing yourself and others from the area to find safety. This video presentation was recorded at the 144th NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 11th, 2015.