Bad guys don’t follow the rules
Being the “bad guy”.
When we’re doing Force-on-Force scenarios, someone has to play the bad guy role. At first it’s hard for people new to FoF to be a bad guy, but after a little bit they get it and have a LOT of fun doing it. The reason is, they’re good people and now have to behave by a different set of standards — or perhaps, by no standards at all.
I recall hearing some pro wrestlers talk about playing the “heel” role… the bad guy. Many of them like playing that role because they can do anything they want. They have a great freedom, whereas the “babyface” (the good guy) has to color within the lines, play by the rules, and is rather restricted in what they can do.
Thus, we can define what it is to be a bad guy: you don’t follow the rules.
And so it goes in real life.
Gun bans are instituted through laws. Good guys will obey those laws. Bad guys won’t… because bad guys don’t follow rules.
Gun restrictions, like “gun free zones”, are instituted through laws. Good guys will obey those laws. Bad guys won’t… because bad guys don’t follow rules.
Signs on doors are something good guys pay attention to. Bad guys won’t… because bad guys don’t follow rules.
Bad guys don’t follow rules.
Not only is it useful to remember that bad guys don’t follow rules, it’s also useful to remember they won’t follow your rules, your standards, your moral code. If you were ever driven to steal, you might rob someone of their wallet but it’s not in you to senselessly and without just-cause take someone’s life. But that’s YOUR moral code. The fact someone is mugging you demonstrates they are not rational — according to your standards. What makes you think they’ll continue to adhere to your standards and not kill you just because they can? Maybe they will, maybe they won’t — you don’t know, you can’t know. All you can know is bad guys don’t follow rules.