This is a discussion on Encountering another CCWer while in a situation... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Oldskoolfan It is dangerous for us to enter these situations but it is our duty as CCW permit holders. You must have ...
You must have missed something in your training. Your carry permit does NOT license you to act as a cop by using your weapon to intervene in a petty crime. As is repeatedly pointed out on this forum: Your CCW does NOT make you a cop.Originally Posted by Oldskoolfan
It is dangerous for us to enter these situations but it is our duty as CCW permit holders.
Like so many have said before me, in so many cases..draw only to in life threating situation to defend your family....Jeeze, to sceam out Police..even I, as a foreigner know thats stupid..it is like telling someone you work for the CIA or JAG when your work at Starbucks..
Put him away..
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Let me say this... and even though I am about the 13th person to say it, it can not be said enough. DO NOT DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN CALL THE POLICE!!!!!
Here is another scenario where good intentions result in otherwise good guys losing their permits and opening up the possibility of losing their lives.
I have had to use my firearm against a would be assailant that held me up with a knife. To make a long story short, a distraction allowed me to push him away and draw my firearm. I did exactly as the "first citizen" in this story did except, it was to protect my life. I commanded him to the pavement because he dropped the knife as soon as he saw the gun coming out. A lady, the previously mentioned distraction, screamed and called 911.
This is what we hold permits for. Not to be cop wantabes. We have our firearms to protect our life. Property means nothing. Life preservation is what it is all about. I will say that the guy in my scenario saved a life that day... his own... by dropping the knife and removing the threat. The knife being a second longer in his hand would have resulted in three shots placed in center of mass. Since he did drop it, Williamson county police gave him a place to stay free of charge with three hot meals a day. The courts decided to extend his welcome to two years.
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There are too many people that should not be carrying guns that are. What happens if I am forced to defend myself or my family - now I have to worry that some play cop is going to take me out? I think they both should lose their license\permits to carry! Stay out of other people's business and report it when you do not have all the facts. It was a very minor incident that could have become major because two guys wanted to play cops and robbers. Geez
I agree that in this case both men should be charged with being stupid. This was a theft and there was no need for either of them to get involved at all. Granted I believe you should do the right thing and try and stop a crime if you can but not in the manner they did in this case. Had this been a violent crime then it may have been different but in that case there would be no asking the BG to stop.. there would simply be a trigger squeeze.
A cell phone is so much easier to use is such an 'minor' situation.
Both CCW permit holders made some basic errors in judgement.
This is not good for our cause, but I doubt it will become a big smudge...thankfully, no one was injured.
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While I completely agree with everyone's sentiments here regarding what happened, I think I remember reading an Ayoob article in which he explicitly said an armed citizen yelling "Stop! Police!" is acceptable since you could justifiably claim you were yelling for someone ELSE to actually call the police.
Now, I'm 99% sure Ayoob would disagree with what the citizen did in this instance (the other 1% allowing for the fact I don't know the man), and I don't think he meant to to try to pass yourself off as a cop in yelling the above statement. But did Ayoob write that or am I mistaken? I'll try to dig it up later.
Say, how do you ccw in illinios.I see thats were the op is from.
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