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    Nicely handled.

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    Good guys were safe, bad guy did not hurt anybody or stole anything. You and your Mom went home. You get an A+.
    Stop second-guessing yourself and don't analize the event until much later (month or so). Then maybe you will see what else could have been done if anything.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Ever vigilant...well done.
    "If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men." Romans 12:18
    ...if prepared to meet Mr.10mm, .45, .40 or any one of their little brothers.

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    Glad all turned out well.
    But in that situation, why not find a manager, explain the situation, and ask for them to talk to the "gentleman" and make sure he found what he was shopping for... Or ask to be escorted to your car... Or for someone to wait with her while you get it.
    I'm glad you saw trouble coming, but maybe could have avoided differently. Only my $.02.

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    Sounds like a good job to me. Along with all the others, seeing the knife there would have been lead downrange.
    I also would talk to Wally World management, along with their HIPAA officer (might have to find that one on the web) Calling out meds within earshot of others sounds like a violation of your mothers rights as a patient
    The jerk behind the counter MIGHT have been signaling the BG on who to try to jack as well…but that’s just my paranoia talking.....

    This is the only thing I could find on the HIPAA page redarding your type of situation:
    • Incidental Disclosures at the Drive-Thru Window. In some locations we offer a drive-thru window. A conversation with the pharmacy might be
    overheard by someone in or near the pharmacy. If you would like additional privacy, we suggest you conduct any Pharmacy transactions within the store.
    (found here:

    Since you were IN the store, that doesn't cover their butts...I'd look into that aspect if for nothing else to keep some little gramdma on her own from being the next victim.
    "If I was an extremist, our founding fathers would all be extremists," he said. "Without them, we wouldn't have our independence. We'd be a disarmed British system of feudal subjectivity."

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    You handled this situation with extreme confidence, thought and planning. I strongly doubt that I would have handled this circumstance as expertly as you. I learned something from your example. Thank you for the post. G-d Bless.

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    I'm sure you mom is one proud momma!

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    Thank god you had your SA tuned in to your surroundings and thank god you were armed and ready. Great job.

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    Sounds like you handled things perfectly.

    Luckily you were carrying and aware of your surroundings.

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    OP--that is one heck of a story...One that I can really relate to...I lost my father in law in Sept, and my mother in law has breast cancer. so I have been walking in similar shoes. That guy was just waiting for someone to pick a Rx that sounded like something he would like.
    You should be very proud that 1. you noticed him, 2. made a plan that worked. 3. cared about yourself and your family enough to carry that firearm everyday...even a short trip to the local walmart...

    I am surprised you did not fire...but only you were there and obviously you assessed the situation correctly...don't know what I would really do in your same or stay composed.

    Have a Happy Holiday Season....glad you and yours are safe. didn't hurt your gun finish on his teeth did you...I heard BG teeth can take the blueing off??? is that true???
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    Happy for you and your mother that things turned out OK for the most part. If you talk or write to Wally World, one would have to wonder if mentioning the fact that you have a ccw and had to use it to successfully save your bacon, if it would help shed some good will towards ccw's????

    An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.

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    First, my deepest well wishes for you and your mom. It is a great weight you are carrying caring for you mom with her medical condition. That alone says something about your character.

    Second, the encounter you endured was not measured in seconds, but in minutes. During the whole encounter you showed situational awareness and not only the willingness, but the ability to protect your mom and you while not endangering others around you. And then after the incident, you showed your humanity by your thoughts about what would have happened if a knife was presented to you. Bravo to you.

    Well done. Again, my thoughts are with you and your mom.

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    To the OP, great job. Thank you for sharing.


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    You did good. I'm sure it was rough on you and had you shook up, but you did the right thing protecting yourself and your mother. Never hesitate to do it again.


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    Glad you and your mother are OK...well done...thanks for sharing!
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