Scenario: hold up in a restaurant

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    Scenario: hold up in a restaurant

    You're seated close to the cash register having dinner with your wife in a fairly crowded restaurant. You have your gun with you.

    A gunman walks up to the cash register, points a gun at the waitress and says.."give me the money or I'll blow your head off."

    What would you do?
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    Be a good witness until threatened directly.
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides" - Thomas Jefferson

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    Be a good witness. Unless threatened directly, just stand by and witness.

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    Be a good witness unless my family or me were to be directly threatened.
    "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"

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    ask him if he can change a ten for your tip and compliment his shoes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum47 View Post
    Be a good witness unless my family or me were to be directly threatened.
    ++1
    Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
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    Without the robber/gunman noticing, I believe I would ease my weapon out and have it ready "under the table". Based on stated location of where I and the wife are sitting, it appears we are not in a location to seek cover/concealment nor to try to exit the restaurant. Based on the numbers of people stated being in the restaurant, I'm sure there is always the possibility of panic. If that happens, then I would have to see what opportunity presented itself, either to exit or fight. By having my weapon at the ready under the table, I would be doing the only possible thing to prepare to defend myself and my wife, while sitting quietly and being a good witness. JMO
    Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    ask him if he can change a ten for your tip and compliment his shoes...
    good sense of humor !!!

    Seriously, be a good witness, but be ready (and have my wife ready) to act if threatened, or if the BG starts shooting randomly.
    The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
    The second rule: "Bring enough gun"

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    I never sit by the cash register, restroom or entrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevew View Post
    I never sit by the cash register, restroom or entrance.
    or my back to the door

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevew View Post
    I never sit by the cash register, restroom or entrance.
    apparently you only eat in larger restaraunts....

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    throw a ketchup bottle at him. Or draw and say "reach for the sky ya filthy varmint!" When he turns toward you, shoot the gun out of his hand and lasso him.

    Or if you are not as good a cowboy as me, be a good witness, but be ready for action if it escalates!
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    If he's concentrating on the cashier, I'm creating a new passageway from one of his ears to the other. Then I'm asking for a free meal.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig35seven View Post
    You're seated close to the cash register having dinner with your wife in a fairly crowded restaurant. You have your gun with you.

    A gunman walks up to the cash register, points a gun at the waitress and says.."give me the money or I'll blow your head off."

    What would you do?
    Wish I wasn't in NC

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    If he's concentrating on the cashier, I'm creating a new passageway from one of his ears to the other. Then I'm asking for a free meal.








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