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Good guy with a gun

Postby Face » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:43 am

Actually a good "gal" with a gun story

In Coshocton County, women hold 2 for Sheriff \.

http://www.coshoctontribune.com/story/n ... 52c2e57a8b
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Re: Good guy with a gun

Postby TSiWRX » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:01 pm

To counterbalance this story...we've got the following, which I received through Stephen P. Wenger's DUF Digest yesterday, 3/11/2016:

http://www.abqjournal.com/734610/news/v ... d-gun.html

Before he was shot and killed near a Southeast Albuquerque ATM last month, 24-year-old Tyler Lackey, a recently discharged Army veteran, pulled a gun on the man who was attempting to rob him, according to documents released Thursday.

Lackey apparently was trying to hold the would-be robber there until police could be called.
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Re: Good guy with a gun

Postby Brian D. » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:16 pm

That story from NM is sad. The bad guy had been chased away, maybe that should have sufficed. Swat away the hornet if you can, following it back to the nest, maybe not. But, it's a mistake any of us could make, under the wrong circumstances.
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Re: Good guy with a gun

Postby TSiWRX » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:02 pm

Brian D. wrote:That story from NM is sad. The bad guy had been chased away, maybe that should have sufficed. Swat away the hornet if you can, following it back to the nest, maybe not. But, it's a mistake any of us could make, under the wrong circumstances.


^ That was Wenger's commentary as well, and it's one that I agree with.

My commentary here should not be read in any manner that would disparage that brave Coshocton woman and what she did.

Rather, it's just to counterbalance the tales and to bring up the flip side of that "what if."

A firm "Get the eff away from me!" backed up with a lethal weapon, I think, reads very differently from a "Hold it, Don't move!" order given under the same circumstance. I think the former should lead anyone with any bit of self-preservation instinct to do look for another victim - while the latter can well read as a challenge or may induce the threat to panic (in fear of arrest).

Sun Tzu cautions against creating desperation in one's enemy.......
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Re: Good guy with a gun

Postby Brian D. » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:19 pm

Were I to detain and hold someone at gunpoint, my intent would be to prone them out.
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