The bad guy got way, way too close to you.
You did not shoot him before he shot, stabbed, or assaulted you.
The bad guy was able to disarm you of your firearm or knife.
The bad guy's pals got you.
The bad guy took your car and ran over you as he left.
The first responders accidentally shot you with their guns or hit you with their emergency vehicles.
You were not paying careful attention to your surroundings before or after the fight.
You did not have access to your own first aid kit, which must include a tourniquet and a chest wound pack.
Shot with his gun.
Shot with your own gun.
Shot by the bad guy's partner's gun.
Shot by a responding police officer, who has really bad aim or mistakes you for a bad guy.
Shot by one of your friends with a Concealed Carry gun, who got too excited and missed the bad guy.
Shot by a stranger with a Concealed Carry gun, trying to help you, but who did not spend enough time at the range.
Stabbed in the body by the bad guy's knife. Stabbed in the body with your own knife.
Slashed across an artery by the bad guy's knife.
Slashed across an artery with your own knife.
Knicked in one of your arteries by the bad guy's box cutter, bottle, hatchet, axe, machete, or straight razor.
Knicked in one of your arteries with your own knife.
In serious bleeding trouble by having your arm, leg, or head amputated by his machete or sword.
Punched in the head, throat, or heart by the bad guy alone.
Punched in the head, throat, or heart by the bad guy as the bad guy's friend or friends hold you or hold you down.
Kicked in the head, throat, or heart by the bad guy alone, as you lie on the ground.
Kicked in the head, throat, or heart by the bad guy and his friends, as you lie on the ground.
Knocked or thrown off a high area and landing on the concrete or asphalt below, like at a multi-story parking lot, a hotel bar balcony, or the tier of a football stadium.
Hit once in the head with something heavy. Hit many times in the head with something light.
Hit once in the head with something sharp.
Hit by the bad guy's car accidentally.
Hit by the bad guy's car intentionally.
Run over by your own car, after the bad guy has stolen it.
Run over by a responding cop car, fire truck, or ambulance. (It has happened. It happened to me so I can speak on it.)
Run over by a friend trying to help. Run over by a stranger trying to help to get out of the area.
Dying of a heart attack brought on by a violent fight or foot chase situation with a bad guy.
Choked by the bad guy, using his hands.
Choked by the bad guy, using a ligature, like a rope, chain, cord, or a belt.
Tasered by a bad guy, using his own Taser (and you fall and hit your head on the concrete).
Tasered by a bad guy, using the Taser he took from you (and you fall and hit your head on a curb or some object in the street like a fire hydrant or a parking lot divider).
Sprayed with the bad guy's OC Pepper Spray, disarmed, and attacked.
Sprayed with your own OC Pepper Spray, disarmed, and attacked.
Splashed with a caustic chemical or an acid in the face, which make you stop breathing.
Splashed with gasoline or another flammable liquid and set on fire. (This happens to homeless people with alarming regularity.)
Always Be Armed. Carry a pistol or revolver you can safely conceal, get to it quickly, and fire it accurately.
Keep your head down and keep the faith,