So after my little "incident" last Thursday on the commute in, I'm wondering how many of you have ever had an incident where either you have been a victim of gun violence, a threat with a gun, or if you were in a situation where you had to draw and call police, get records of the incident, etc.
So here's why I ask and what I am most fearing.......... in the past two years, I've now had TWO incidents in which I have been a victim of an 'almost' violent, guns-involved crime!
In June of 2008, while staying at a hotel with my wife and kids, my hotel room door was pushed in on me and a woman under the influence of drugs came into the room. Police responded, lots of folks (including myself) were handcuffed until it was all sorted out, and then they understood I was the good guy and let me go. It took about 4 days for me to get my pistol back, since I had drawn the weapon on her as she was threatening myself and my family.
Second incident now just happened last week; where I'm driving in to the office, and a man with a gun points it right at me and follows me to the office, then drives away. Again, as in the first time, I initiatied the 911 call and did the correct thing by calling police ASAP.
My concern is.... now that there are TWO documented police reports (records) of me being involved in a BGWG (bad guy with gun) situation, even though they were no fault or instigation of mine; Heaven forbid a SHTF situation did happen and I did have to use my weapon in self-defense, would I now be considered someone who has a "history of gun-related incidents?"
I am truly concerned and perhaps obsessing about this !!! Both times, even though I gave full account of what happened and the LEOs agreed there was nothing done at fault by me, there still is now an official record. My name is on these reports of having had incidents in which one, I drew my gun; and the other, I was drawn on.
Kind of makes me scared to think of open carrying, etc. - basically afraid of doing anything that would get law enforcement involved (as I could now be seen as some type of troublemaker, or trouble seems to follow me, or just one sad luck Charlie Brown kinda guy). But the point is... I am concerned and I am seeking advice from LEOs and other forum members on here.
Any of you have a "rap sheet of records," even though you've obviously never been at fault ? If so, ever have more than one incident where you've "made contact" with LEOs and they have an official record of what occurred? Ever worry you?
I guess I'm letting all the comments from my co-workers and employer get to me over this incident last Thursday, but it does get me thinking VERY seriously! I'm tired of having everyone tell me that "gun trouble seems to follow you, Billy!" "Looks like your gun totin' ideals just don't pay off, huh?" "One of these days your lucks gonna run out!" etc. etc. etc. etc. on and on and on.......... (sigh)
I really don't care what my ANTI co workers think, BUT I DO CARE WHAT JOHNNY LAW MIGHT THINK OF ME, and although I've done nothing wrong, I'll admit I am second guessing if I am the real-life bad luck Charlie Brown!
Would really appreciate your thoughts........
"Bad Luck Billy G" (sigh)