This is a discussion on Drew my weapon within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Impetus It was at a mall on a wednesday night, I'm not positive of the name, I've only been to Jacksonville twice. ...
Now, are you glad you had you conceal carry with you ? Was MOM ? Great for you being very situationally aware in the situation and had an eye on them upfront.
Hope you reported it .
To the original poster, your reaction was spot on. I am a police officer and have had to draw my gun twice off-duty, and did much the same as you did. Prepared, gun used as a deterrent, but ready to deploy it if necessary. Your response was mature, measured, and appropriate to the situation at hand, kudos.
Si vis pacem, parabellum
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
(Sometimes) "a fight avioded is a fight won." ... claude clay
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
O.K. I'm going to ask it. Is this incident fact or fiction. This whole thing seems too perfect of a outcome to me. No more posts from the O.P., lack of details (location), and the whole "first post thing" makes me wonder. If I'm wrong I apologize in advance.
Glad it it all worked out. These stories/scenarios always get me jacked up and wondering what i would do. thanks for the post.
Glock 27,Hi-Point .380, S&W 3913, RIA 5" Tactical
"Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem." - President Ronald Reagan
As I "chewed" this one more, I began to wonder if open carry isn't as much a deterrent as a drawn concealed in the ready position. Would the BGs see the holstered weapon and not even approach you? If some would, would those same BGs stop if a concealed weapon was drawn and ready? I'm a GG but whenever I see a LEO I also see their gun and respect that.
Funny question for LEOs... When you see another LEO you don't know, do you check out their gun and mentally compare it to yours?
One night about 0130 our doorbell rang. Our home is sitting in the middle of 9 acres, fenced with barb wire, and has no trespassing signs on all four sides of the fence. I looked through the peep hole holding my .45 pistol. It was a drunk college age kid. I opened the door pointing the .45 directly at him, and he yelled please don't shoot me. I asked his problem, though it was quite evident to me he was drunk. He said he ran his car off of the road and he needed some help. I said I know just who to call to help you, I called the sheriff and they came and arrested the kid for DUI. I just got back to sleep and the phone rang at 0300. It was the sheriff wanting me to write a report, which I did. They came out and picked it up. I could have charged the kid with criminal trespass, but I knew he was going to have a bad enough time with the DUI charge. I write very good reports.
Glad I never ran into you in my younger days.
Healthy children will not fear life, if their parents have integrity enough not to fear death.
-TIME DEUM ET OPERARE IUSTITIAM--
^ x2 scuba i'm with you
Vermont does not issue Permit/Licenses to Carry a Concealed firearm. Vermont allows anyone
who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit of any kind.
The "next people" should be just as prepared as the OP. They should have already diligently prepared to defend themselves, applying for and receiving Florida CCW permits, weapons training, and reliable carry gun loaded with quality ammunition. Americans in every State except Illinois & Wisconsin (and maybe Kalifornia) are masters of their own destiny while entering scary parking garages at night. Always be ready.
"...for all who draw the sword will die by the sword." Matthew 26:52
Which I guess could argue for a highly visible type of handgun; maybe that's why I prefer stainless or chrome?? Hm...and I just like shiny things. I think I was a packrat in a previous incarnation.
"Be justified. Blood may be easily wiped from the sword.
It cannot, however, be put back from where it came." --Quicksabre