"Don't be a victim of your own mistakes, Shoot or Don't Shoot"

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    "Don't be a victim of your own mistakes, Shoot or Don't Shoot"

    Second time I had to use my firearm to prevent a fatal outcome or visit the local Authorities. I was taking my K9 out about 2:00AM because she became ill, I did remember to grab my Model 36 and through it in my pocket I rushed her out and was massaging her tummy when I heard a noise from behind us (not aware of my surroundings, Big Mistake!, I had walked into a drug deal taking place but was paying more attention to the one that cares for me, One of the outstanding druggies reached down attempting to stab my dog cutting me in my left peck with a scaple, the second swipe cut my abdomen just missing my liver by 1/16 of an inch, whhile still doing my best to protect my extremely sick pup from attacking and most iikley killed I was able to grasp my revolver, they saw the flash of the laser and I heard 1 yell get out of here, by the time my firearm was in a position to safely fire they were 20 + feet away running with their backs toward me, SHOOT OR DON'T SHOOT, though I was cut severely the situation had de-esculated and though I most likely would of been cleared by a jury the only choice by Law was don't Shoot, and you have less than a few seconds to choose, do I fire possibly injuring or killing one or both or do I save $100,000.00 in leagle fees or time in jail because I new the immeadiate danger had passed and called mobil 911 who responded within 3 minutes. You must remember to carry is a privledge and shooting a person in the back as they are running away does not put you in eminent danger or life or lim. I am fine my pup is fine and the responding authorities simply stated that very few would have had the thought process down to know that they would have had to take me in for possible homicide or 2nd degree for using my firearm not for self defense but to get even. I am a Certified NRA Instructor and I cannot preach enough to practice, and know the Law, You must know when to shoot and when not to. Remember you have a second if luckey to make all the decissions I made to prevent myself from becoming a criminal. Welcome to California. Shooting at a piece of paper once enough is not practice, Join the IDPA or USPSA or NRA and know your rights. In 40 plus years carrying this was the first time I set myself up to be a victim either by the criminal or the Authorities. Spend a day in your local court housse and see what really happens when you are in front of the attorney, the judge and the bleeding hearts that don't feel we have the right to protect our family or maybe YOU.
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    Wow thanks for the reminder, Thank God you had the thought to take it with you.
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    Or move out of a state that will not let you protect yourself, tough call , still better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. By attacking you they have crossed the line, next time they will kill and not give their next victim a chance to protect themselves.

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    Wow!! What a story...

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    Yeah... wow

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    Ummmmm wow, yeah, incredible.

    Don't know many places that would consider it a good shoot for shooting someone in the back, 20 plus feet away, leaving the scene and so on.

    I would love to read the police report on this incident to see how they worded it.
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    Wow +3. Any news reports on this? It would be interesting to see how the media views it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGiant View Post
    Or move out of a state that will not let you protect yourself, tough call , still better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. By attacking you they have crossed the line, next time they will kill and not give their next victim a chance to protect themselves.
    Very few, if any state will call a shot to the back a good shoot. If they had been facing him that is a different story. Although CA would probably still frown on it.
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    Wow. Glad you got through that alive. Your use of your weapon saved your life and well done on having the presence of mind to do so with the restraint the law appears to require. As Ted Nugent says, I'd rather have a "dead offender" than a repeat offender. But at least you're alive and not in jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    Wow!! What a story...
    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    Yeah... wow
    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    Ummmmm wow, yeah, incredible.


    I would love to read the police report on this incident to see how they worded it.
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    Wow +3.
    Unbelievable, I can't imagine how you manage to put that together, great story, glad you could share. Is the dog OK?
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    Thanks for the story. One statement in your post that I found telling, was that "carrying is a priviledge". Another indication of how different things are in your state. Take care and stay safe!

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    Thanks for sharing your story. You must really have some juice to be able to CCW in the Peoples Republic of California! God's Blessings to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    Yeah... wow
    Double wow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbqgrill View Post
    Unbelievable, I can't imagine how you manage to put that together, great story, glad you could share. Is the dog OK?
    Yes the word unbelievable comes to my mind too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    Yes the word unbelievable comes to my mind too...
    ya think?
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