It's hard to imagine what it must feel like to do the right thing and have such a horrible outcome. It makes sense though sometimes you gotta let em get away. As far as the video goes that jackass had it coming to shoot at someone who has surrendered is disgusting, thank the lord he was a horrible shot.
That was a shocking read. I don't know how anyone can kill another human being. Shocking!! Sometimes if you try to talk nicely, people would be willing to cooperate with you.
Im sorry, I dont think I really understand your comment. Are you saying the officer in the article should have talked some more to the guy that just robbed the McDonalds? From what I read he identified himself and then the bad guy cut loose on him.
Other than identifying yourself and telling the guy to drop the gun what other talking do you think needs to be done? Trust me, people who use guns, rob people and are caught in the process of doing that are not really receptive to conversation.
"I never killed anyone who didn't need killing."
stuff like this happens more then it should (robbings, innocents in the crossfire). Training kicks in and thoughts you would normally have go out the window. Just thinking a lot of training that I've seen people doing just involves them, self survival. I can say I would have done the same things in his shoes.
"ever man out here has a timer, no one know how long it will take but no one last forever"
"cake or death! I'll have the cake then... SORRY WHERE OUT OF CAKE!... so it's or death? I'll have the chicken then please." Eddy Izzard
"so a suppose your going to kill me now? no he is I'm just here to watch"
"you know why guns are better then a woman?... you can put a silencer on a gun."
this is a perfect example of survivor regret. he is falsely what ifing himself into a bad corner. going down that same path what if he let the goblin go and the goblin on his way out grabbed on of his kids stole a car then brutally raped and strangled the kid... sometimes you do the right thing and bad things still happen. but you CANNOT stand there and do the wrong thing by letting a goblin have his way.
Originally Posted by indyfan
and here's a video showing that a few rounds won't just drop an armed suspect instantly
this vid illustrates perfectly why ccw/oc is so important. note the time frame from when the officer called to the time the police showed. even officers with a vested interest in being there take minutes to arrive.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
The lesson learned here is when someone has a gun in their hand, making demands, threats or pointing it and doing both, any defensive action against this individual better be quick, and without hesitation. One can train and train countless various scenarios, but it really hits home when your actions depends on your or your loved one's life, in the final outcome.
There is always a variable in any given scenario that cannot be counted on in these situations and that's innocent by-stander casualties. Sometimes, sh!t happens.
I would have most likely handled it the same way.
"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter." - Hemingway
The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.