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Old 07-17-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Smile Grandpa foils robbery... concealed carry works!

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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Re: Grandpa foils robbery... concealed carry works!

BWHAHAHA. That's awesome. Something similar happened here in town not long ago :-)

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2...n-jacksonville
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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A hero for sure. Hopefully he learns his lesson and trades that .380 for something with more stopping power.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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Re: Grandpa foils robbery... concealed carry works!

That's the most awesome thing I've watched all year!

The guy reacted perfectly, IMHO. Waited 'til the crooks were looking the other way, draws, aims, fires, hits. Follows up until the threat is gone.

Of course, he should have known that guns are too dangerous for anybody without a badge to use.

One more thought. A lot of gun nuts are too-focused on "stopping power" in a concealed carry arm. Most crooks don't like being shot or even shot at. No doubt the ideal outcome would be for that kind of pond scum to be carried off by the coroner, but a good wounding certainly defused this situation.

A .380 is not an ideal thug-stopper, but it is easy to carry, which gives it a lot better chance at being carried at all.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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One more thought. A lot of gun nuts are too-focused on "stopping power" in a concealed carry arm. Most crooks don't like being shot or even shot at. No doubt the ideal outcome would be for that kind of pond scum to be carried off by the coroner, but a good wounding certainly defused this situation.

A .380 is not an ideal thug-stopper, but it is easy to carry, which gives it a lot better chance at being carried at all.
I agree completely and I was mostly kidding with my comment. You are absolutely right, he diffused the situation, and the best carry weapon is the one you will actually carry.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:34 AM   #6
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I agree completely and I was mostly kidding with my comment. You are absolutely right, he diffused the situation, and the best carry weapon is the one you will actually carry.
Well, technically, he defused the situation by diffusing the crooks.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #7
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Well, technically, he defused the situation by diffusing the crooks.
lol you got me there.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:21 AM   #8
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Amazed the news showed it, every law abiding citizen should be able to carry a gun... every criminal does.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #9
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10-4 guys. Old man gets my salute

And yes, the best carry weapon is the one you WILL carry
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #10
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That was GREAT!

An armed society is a polite society.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #11
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grandpa got all gangsta on their asses... Good thing he did'nt have an AK though. God only knows what he would have shot up outside the store...

And yes, the best gun is one you can shoot with control in a situation like that.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:04 PM   #12
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...every law abiding citizen should be able to carry a gun.
In FL we can!

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Old 07-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #13
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Awesome.

this bothers me tho.
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And even though Henderson seems to be carrying some remorse, he still has a bone to pick with Williams, the elderly man who shot him, for firing while he (Henderson) was on the ground.
“I was down, and I’m not going to continue to shoot you,” he said.
A piece of information Williams didn’t have the luxury of knowing.
so now he blames Williams (the old man) for shooting his arse?

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #14
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Shoot to kill. Only way to stop repeat crime
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #15
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I guarantee those guys will think abotu this if they ever try to do something like this again. It might be just enough to stop them from doing crimes.
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