At least you know he is listening sometimes!
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My 26 year old, non-CWP son (but he's working on it) related an incident to me that he was involved with the other day. I always tell the boys to be observant and alert, especially when out & about, but sometimes get the feeling that they are patronizing their old man and his advice. Anyway, while driving down the city's main drag, he noticed a "kinda sketchy" young gentleman wearing gang colors walking down the sidewalk with what appeared to be a silver handgun held under crossed hands just below his beltline (SC is not an OC state). Rather than making a commotion or staring, he simply turned into a nearby fast food place and parked to observe him. Dialing 911, he was able to provide the police with a detailed clothing description and direction of travel. Per the dispatcher, there were already several units looking for this character, though she wouldn't say why. Within moments, the guy was stopped and surrounded by several PD units and taken into custody without incident. A soon as the cuffs went on the possible BG, my son rang off with 911 and proceeded on his way. The cops nor the perp ever had any idea who made the call.
I have repeatedly told my kids that a cell phone can be as (or more) effective than a weapon as a deterrent to crime, but it's so gratifying when something like this happens and you know they heard the message. When I told him how proud I was of his actions, he just looked at me and said "Dad, I've been hearing this stuff since I was a kid; I figured you knew what you were talking about!"
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At least you know he is listening sometimes!
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Where was this at RD?
I live in the Florence area; and I just like to keep tabs on anything in my backyard.
My wife keeps telling me our son is listening even when I think he isn't or when I think he doesn't care what I'm talking about.
I know you are proud of your son and for the things you have taught him.
My daughter thought I was crazy to carry a gun, even knowing my past job , experiences, etc.
However, she works in "medical" within a jail now..... and she told me, I totally understand why you carry a gun now and I want to get my CCL, want you to teach me to shoot, and help me pick a gun. I asked her why, her answer ; I didn't really understand how crazy so many of the people out there really are.
One of her daily encounters was with a well-known serial murderer of women.
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Children hear, but they are sometimes slow to listen...congrats to your son.
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Very well done . Hopefully he will get his permit soon.
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"Dad, I've been hearing this stuff since I was a kid; I figured you knew what you were talking about!"
^^^^^^^^^I bet you couldn't stop beaming with pride all day & night! ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Good for him.
Thats a good story, with a happy ending, (except for the thug).
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That is great! Being a Dad myself, I too know the feeling when your child does something and the advice you have given pays off. It's a great feeling.
Your son did great and you have every right to be a proud father.
He listened for sure. But my pastor keeps telling us, "With kids, more is caught than taught." Obviously he was watching your example as well. Too many folks would not even get involved. Good for both of you.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
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Kudos on you and your son!
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