This is a discussion on Pumping Gas getting Carjacked is on the rise in our area. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Since my wife always manages to get me to gas up her car, her lack of caution isn't a problem. And when I buy gas, ...
Since my wife always manages to get me to gas up her car, her lack of caution isn't a problem. And when I buy gas, I am armed, alert, and have a very large black dog riding shotgun.
"If we loose Freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the Last Place on Earth!" Ronald Reagan
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Ben Franklin
NRA Certified Rifle/Pistol Instructor
Accuracy ALWAYS WINS! So carry what you can hit with.
If you find yourself in a fair fight your tactics stink.
I have more than once, been approached at a gas station late at night near where i work. Once, I drew down on the perp to find that he was after paper towels near where i stood. But, I would not change a thing. Carjackings on the rise here too.
Amen on being aware. Keep your SA! I never let my wife get gas anymore (even thought she is a very adept weapons handler - Semper Fi!).
No matter how well lit, or nice the place seems, I get out, she locks the car, I put the fuel in and we go. Mutual support and supporting fire is the way to go.
It is too bad that our current administration has driven our general population to the low point of thinking that a $10 - $100 dollars of quick cash is worth being dead over. Too bad.
Dead is dead. Not to be taken lightly, no matter how little $$ price the POS will put on you.
why don't cha gimme five bucks
...17ish, hat backward & pants at halfmast
--aint't gonna happen
man, i am gonna dance on your car if you....
--your gonna dance and be dripping gasoline
say....what you mean??
---you by chance have fire insurance??
you crazy man....im otta here
as he hikes up his pants and makes a rather vocal exit
-----that was about 3 years ago and in the middle of the day.
medium size station in a busy, nice area of town but that the
bus stop in front is the last on a run from down-town and between two malls. the 'kids'
ride to the end of the line and than figure to drive home. the city cops even know
the two inner city streets to find most of the 'borrowed' cars the next morning.
question is if they are in any condition to be wanted returned. insult is the $400
in towing and storage fees to get it back. ramble off.
who thinks things are geting better?
You plug 'em, I plant 'em
...kid can't read at 17 (Garcia/Hunter 1985)
Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
In addition to my above post - I'll add, to be fair, that I am a very 'large' individual who always appears to have a very fixed 'Do Not Disturb' attitude and appearance, though I am very polite to everyone (never confuse politeness with weakness).
So,(and I know a bunch of you will shill me on this) I always stair directly at threats/Tangos, instead of playing coy). If you push their button, the were up to no good anyway!
I have found that most people (most, but not all, of other social-demographic makeup) steer clear of me totally. Also, if I can be polite and avoid a confrontation, the better it is for everyone.
My point is…………. When I get fuel (or any other stop outside of my usual AO), I am always assessing the oblique shooting opportunities, SA and threat.
I'm not paranoid. I’m just very proactive.
Everyone stay safe and sane!
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It may be cheaper just to shoot, with the price of gas and diesel now a guy could waste 20 or 30 bucks worth in a few seconds.
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." -Plato
Not a carjacking, but I saw this one coming this morning. A beggar approached when I was filling up. He started with a "'scuse me sir, but-" I held up the palm of my left hand and sternly and loudly said "NO!" He veered off and when to the next car in the next stall. I overhead him while keeping an eye on him - he claimed he was "out of gas" and needed money for "just a couple of gallons." Yeah.
The palm of my right hand was on my 642 in my pocket. No, I was not even close to drawing, but I wanted it there in case he took a turn for violence. You never know. This is the same place a guy went ballistic four year ago when I refused to give him a ride into Atlanta (I'm pretty sure he could have kicked by tail).
I'm finding a new gas station. This one is right by a bus stop and next to a main highway onramp. It's convenient, but there are always bums there.
After this morning I decided it's stupid for me to go there again. Too bad, it's darn convenient.