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Old 02-03-2012, 16:05   #1
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Something to remember

I'm posting this here instead of the Carry Forum because with the info currently available I feel that it's the more appropriate place. I don't know the details of how the criminal was able to gain control of the vehicle owner's weapon, but it should serve as a reminder to us all that just having a firearm does not guarantee a satisfactory outcome in a confrontation. Tactics and training play an important role in self defense.

http://www.southeastsun.com/news/cri...9bb30f31a.html
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Old 02-03-2012, 16:26   #2
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Amen. Thank you Mr. Clark. Well said.
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Old 02-05-2012, 14:19   #3
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Just read the article. A big case of Fail!

The vehicle owner should have called 911 and stayed in his home. He acted stupidly and suffered the consequences. He is lucky to be alive.
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Old 02-05-2012, 15:19   #4
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Just read the article. A big case of Fail!

The vehicle owner should have called 911 and stayed in his home. He acted stupidly and suffered the consequences. He is lucky to be alive.

This. He went outside with his firearm and tried to detain the suspect. Not a good idea. He called the cops. Next move is to wait for the flashing lights.
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Old 02-05-2012, 18:46   #5
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No doubt going outside to confront the guy was a mistake. That's only the beginning though. That's not even the biggest fail. That's really trivial in this case.

The biggest problem? Obviously he was not prepared to handle a situation where he is confronted on the street through no fault of his own either. Even with all the advantages, knowing there's a bad guy, having time to approach him, having time to get the weapon deployed at his leisure, he still managed to get into a struggle for the weapon he ultimately lost control of and got shot with.

If he can't prevail with a firearm in this situation, no way he'd be able to prevail trying to defend himself if caught by surprise.

He either got way too close, wasn't prepared to actually fire the weapon at a real live person, thought the gun was a magic talisman that hypnotizes bad guys into compliance or all of the above.

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Old 02-06-2012, 10:53   #6
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The way I see it, if one calls the police, then the situation is in the hands of the police from that point on, unless the perp is an imminent threat to life and limb. If one calls the cops and they show up and see someone outside with a gun they will not necessarily know who is the criminal and who is the homeowner. That is always a dangerous situation for all parties involved. Simply locking the door and waiting for the police to arrive would have been prudent in this situation.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:30   #7
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Leave it to the pros. I don't have the training nor get the time on the range that the LEO's get so, I'm dialing 911 and waiting for the flashing lights!!
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