Bangoman When I was young, a guy hit into me and knocked the Cincinnati Reds helmet I was wearing off my head and destroyed it. I was unhurt, but in anger, I pulled out a PW and hit his ball back to him from about 200 yards away. I felt terrible for doing it and met up with the group and apologized, even though they never apologized for hitting into me. My buddy wanted to and could have probably taken all of them, but as I told him, "Their actions, didn't force mine, I overreacted."
I would never let anyone threaten me with a club or whatever, and I have faced a firearm being pointed and fired at me more than once, for less than what happened in that story of this thread. People are nuts, but I refuse to stoop to their level. I will protect myself and others if threatened, but I will try to disarm a situation as opposed to what I did in my teens.
Either way, I would have your back Steve if we ran into that nonsense.