Read this whole thing.
The money-quote is here:
Azmat: I think those guys were rob me.
Me: I agree.
Azmat: You scare them off?
Me: I didn’t say a word to them.
Azmat: Your gun scare them off.
Me: Perhaps. You should call the police and report this.
Azmat: Yes, I will. You stay and talk to them too?
We told them the story, and Azmat showed them the tape.
Officer 1: They were definately going to hit the place. However since no crime was actually committed, the best we can do is look for them and see if we hit anything when we pull them over. You guys did great.
Officer 2 (to me): You should submit this to the NRA armed citizen column. We can corroborate your story.
This is why I’m terribly skeptical that all Defensive Gun Use stories that both appear in crime logs, or news stories are all of them.
Seems that all parties involved think a robbery was foiled simply because the predators realized that they weren’t the only guys with guns and decided that today was not the day for them to do evil.
No expressed violence, no crime committed, and no police report. Its not a “sexy” news story either, but if he hadn’t shown up when he did, and he wasn’t open carrying, a serious crime may have happened, and a deadly one at that! Also there were no dead bodies, or even injuries (which was one of the major flaws in the Anti’s pet that is the Kellerman study)
Carry your damn gun, you just might need it, and it just might save somebody’s life.
And that somebody might be yourself!
Thanks for the link, that was a feel good story. If he wasnt carrying they might have just shot him as a witness.
I’ve heard of a lot of cases- especially in some states/cities- in which someone went through a similar situation and cleared out; sometimes just not wanting to deal with paperwork, sometimes because the local popo tend to be hostile toward armed citizens who don’t have badges.
Jay mentions over at Robb’s about how He, Dragon, Uncle, and Myself were walking around Pittsburgh, and we got followed by a few rough looking dudes. Then one of them caught a glance at Dragon’s 1911 (I was the only one not open carrying) and they went another way.
Dunno if they were really following us or just happened to be walking behind us, but Unc got a clear look at them and he was glad when they split.