This is a discussion on What would you do? (Another What If..) within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Haven't yet entered and haven't yet been seen? Immediately draw my firearm, then withdraw and call 911 for the cavalry. I'd quickly hunker down and ...
Haven't yet entered and haven't yet been seen? Immediately draw my firearm, then withdraw and call 911 for the cavalry. I'd quickly hunker down and defend against what will soon be a robber in my face. If I'm attacked, terminate the threat; otherwise, await the cavalry and note license plate / description. Adjust as needed, depending on the robber's change of the flow.
Last edited by ccw9mm; February 18th, 2007 at 10:13 PM.
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
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Here in NC, it would be perfectly legal to shoot the BG and take him out, if you desired to do so.
The OP said that the BG has the gun pointing at the clerk. The clerk's life is in serious danger right then.I would not get involved unless the BG was a threat to the clerk's life.
It's my deceased sisters husband!OK, we're all in agreement, now can I throw in a twist?
Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
Actually, my response wouldn't change.
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"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
Same thing whoever the BG is - 911 and relay further info to dispatch.
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[Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
Maybe a neighbor, maybe a friend.
But you know him.
And he's holding a gun in the local stop-and-rob.]
I would call him on his cell phone and ask, "Do you need any help?" Or tell him, "I'm outside and I've got your back!!" Just Kidding! "HERE'S YOUR SIGN"
I would back off and call 911, while watching the BG...
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Don't know anyone who commit robbery. Especially not well enough to call them friend.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
Remove yourself from the immediate area...call 911 and watch the happenings...I would NOT get involved!
Stay armed...stay safe!
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I get behind cover, most likely my vehicle, gun down my leg. I need to scan the parking lot and locate his get-away vehicle and partner(s). Then I call 911. I WILL NOT give pursuit!
I will also identify him to the dispatcher and any responding LEO's. Once he committed Armed Robbery and Assault With A Deadly Weapon he ceased being a friend of mine.
Move somewhere safe and call 911. I'm not a cop. If I was in the store at the time, it may play out different..