Watch This

Read this, and read this.

Good on him for DOING SOMETHING, I think we should all know the name Kitty Genovese.

Still Desert Eagle? Warning Shot? And flashing it around the neighborhood for the press? Good choice to do something, a lot of bad choices otherwise, bud!

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  1. 45er says:

    Yeah, when I read that I had the same thoughts. Bad! Bad gun owner!

  2. Bob S. says:

    I wonder how much of his actions were requested by the news crew?

    I’ve seen the media repeatedly ask people to walk through what happened, to change how they did something, to repeat it over and over again so they can make the footage more dramatic.

    I liked the fact that he used a chromed Deagle, first it is a gun that gives antis conniptions, second it is a gun the criminals use often so it is nice to see one in the hands of the law abiding, third it shows that even people in fancy homes can have horrible taste.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Oh probably a lot. Still he should have known the 4 rules, and even tho the Desert Eagle had its hammer down (and I’m sure unloaded) he should have treated it as if it was a live, loaded gun, and never have fired a warning shot!

      Also I wonder how often actual violent criminals use Desert eagles because of their size and cost, and the difficulty to find ammo for them. Now their close cousins, the Gangsta-impersonating Rappers, Actors, and Pro-Athletes, they like flashy toys, and a Chrome of Gold-Plated ‘Deagle goes well with the Maybach and the gold chains.

      BTW did you look at many of those Mansions? Some of those houses are as tacky as the Chrome Horse Pistol!

  3. Jake says:

    I saw only three things he did right. 1) Despite breaking every other rule in the book, he did keep his finger off the trigger during the whole interview. 2) Despite the entirely unnecessary “warning shot”, he didn’t actually shoot anyone he shouldn’t have. 3) He stopped the criminal.

    Number 3 does a good job of overshadowing pretty much everything he didn’t do right.

    As a bonus, he also may have prevented the goblin from hiding out in an occupied home and creating a potential hostage situation, which seems to be the main reason he went after the bad guy in the first place.

    I think this is a case where the end results count much more than the individual details surrounding the events. Not so much “the ends justify the means” but more “the ends render the means to negligible importance.” Sure, we can critique and learn from it, but I won’t condemn him for the things we would normally consider “dumb”, either.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Looked like his finger was on the trigger for part of the interview, but its hard to see.

      Still #3 and #2 are the big wins here. Yes he looked like a dork in the interview, but he did good, so that overshadows EVERYTHING else.

      • Jake says:

        I paused the video in a couple of places where it looked questionable, and in those freeze-frames either he didn’t or I couldn’t really tell. There are also a couple of spots where he unquestionably doesn’t. So I gave him the benefit of the doubt and assumed he at least maintained trigger discipline the entire time, but you’re right – it’s hard to tell, and I could be wrong.

        Really, the main point here is that he acted. In a society that’s been so “sheepified” that a crowd will stand there and watch a grown man beat a 2 year old child to death, that’s a very important thing. We have so demonized violence that even the use of force to stop evil has come to be seen as evil itself. That is simply unacceptable.

        • Weerd Beard says:

          Yep, hence why I mentioned Kitty Genovese. above.

          As the Edmund Burke Quote goes: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

          The guy looked a fool, but evil sure did lose BIG!

  4. Linoge says:

    If I ever have the misfortune of being engaged in a defensive shooting, I am not talking to the media. Ever. Full stop. Period. Break. The end. Not even if I can script out what I am saying before I go in front of a camera/recorder, not even if I have a lawyer with me, and not even if they want to pay me.

    And re-enacting what you did? Good Lord.

    The guy did good by stopping the criminal and bringing a bad situation to an end, but… damn.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Smart move. As a general rule the media are anti-gun jackals, and on top of that defensive shootings, even ones that produce a dead body aren’t terribly exciting. So they’ll do whatever they can to make a lawful gun owner look bad, and attempt to add drama to a story that doesn’t exist.

  5. Gerald says:

    I was going to say that this is red meat for the banners, but then I realized that even if this guy had done everything right, they’d still find something wrong with it just because he had a gun.

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