This is a discussion on Last night at Safeway within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm with Janq... As a rule, I do not even want to hang out to see the conclusion of events. I am constantly leaving areas ...
I'm with Janq... As a rule, I do not even want to hang out to see the conclusion of events.
I am constantly leaving areas where parking lot arguments break out. I don't even stay long enough to figure out what's happening. I see a gathering of people and voices raised in anger, and I'm outta there.
Curiosity killed the cat!
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
I worked in a small Safeway while in college long ago.... the day "before" I started working there.... a guy got ticked off at the Mgr and said... "I'll be back... I'll get you".
The "day" I started, the guy walked back in.... walked up to the Mgr.... pulled a .38 revolver and shot him in the stomach, killing him.
Never under-estimate anything. You did good staying out of it and keeping your eyes and options open.
You can't walk down University Way (the main food area for students, about 3 blocks off campus) between 50th and 45th streets without being offered pot 5 times. More if you look people in the eye as you go.
If I'm gonna be here, I'm gonna be able to protect myself if I ever really need to.
You did good to stay out of the fight. If (when) you are armed, that is for your protection (or protection of others' life) only.
There is a lot of great advise here, I read it quickly and scanned most, so if I am repeating someone, sorry, but this is my 2 cents.
It sounded to me that nobody's life was in danger, so staying out of it was correct.
Safeway has insurance, and can deduct from taxes, losses due to theft, so if someone is stealing something, especially if the security guard is involved, let it go. If you can't get out of there, then being a good witness is your best action as a good citizen should do.
I use the same line of thinking if I am in the bank and someone would try to rob it while I am in there. FDIC covers $250,000 of each deposit. Let the Feds retrieve their cash. they are good at it.
I am only concerned with mine, and if needed, other peoples lives. The Feds or police can't retrieve that.
It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)
“The way you get shot by a concealed weapons permit holder is, you point a gun at him,” the Sheriff said.
Sounds like the security guard has a few issues that could cause someone to get hurt or the store paying out a bunch of money.
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I know about this guy named “Peter Parker” who let a Bad Guy run past him and he did nothing to interfere, and let him get away. And believe me this guy “Peter Parker” could of easily handled the Bad Guy with no problem. Now here’s where the story gets interesting. The Bad Guy later on, runs into “Peter Parkers” uncle, “Uncle Ben” and kills poor old “Uncle Ben” while CarJacking his wheels. It’s sad because just the day before this “Uncle Ben” had told “Peter Parker” That “With great power comes great responsibility”. “Peter Parker” later confessed his guilty feelings to his “Aunt May”.
I chased after a Bad Guy who stole a woman’s purse out of her shopping cart. He had a get away car waiting and got away…. True story.
The primary goal is to survive while all actions, reactions, and choices of action/reaction are directly related to the primary goal, with results being a win, loss, or draw.