WestonDon wrote:Thanks for sharing that Brian.
It amazes me that people who think guns, and people who carry them, are inherently dangerous are perfectly willing to confront said dangerous gun toters.
That has long been a head-scratcher to me. Maybe for some it is a way of being "heroic"..or, more accurately, appearing to be heroic. It always makes me think of other such unexplainable behavior, such as a particular airline hijacking incident from years ago. Keep in mind this is from the 1970's, and I haven't tried to dig it up in recent times to refresh my memory, or the story's accuracy.
Supposedly there were two hijackers/terrorists on the plane, at least they were the only ones who announced themselves as such. They showed handguns, and to be fair nobody knew if that was all the weaponry they had. Anyhow, one of the bad guys used the restroom, and a passenger went in there subsequently. The BG had forgotten his Browning Hi Power (I think it was) in the lavatory. Anyhow, the passenger found it but did not take possession of the gun himself, much less try to, you know, use it to end the situation. Instead he meekly told the absent-minded hijacker about it! (I always imagined about two fellow dozen passengers who overheard that doing a simultaneous groan and facepalm smack, but probably not.)
I'll have to dig around and see if that was a true story or not.