I think that the man with a gun exercised great control in not squeezing a round off and dumping a worthless sack of excrement where he stood. I think he was exlemplary in his position to not pull the trigger and allow the perp to know that any further aggression would be met with a higher level of equalization. But then again I wasn't there so who am I to say any of this....
Just a hint at a way of thinking Mr. Hopyard. Now I am back off to what I was doing being a cowboy shooting everything that moves and justifying it perfectly only on this website and no where else simply because I am incapable of thinking in yours and others' acceptable way of normal.
charge. That's a real stretch. Unfortunately, with the internet these threads are linear. 7 pages into the conversation we have new info introduced that changes the appearance of the situation.
Black friday shopping=stooooooopid. I dont need that crap that bad to put up with stuff like that. Ron White says it to well You cant fix stupid.
Agreed. No "real" harm...no "real" foul. I think that the LEO did a good job of not extending, or growing the situation to the next level. It IS a strange world we are living in folks. Glad no one was hurt badly.
Here is another example of line cutting and the ensuing melee. Akron Ohio Pizza Beating
What really surprises me is that most of the comments on the web site for the story actually support the person that drew the gun, of course it is a Texas new station web site so most people posting there are going to be from Texas I suppose.
You are certainly inferring much more than we know. I dont remember anyone mentioning that he couldnt retreat, that he was taken 'down' by the punch. He managed to draw, so he wasnt disabled. The assailant wanted to cut in line...why would he chase him down???? Some people choose to react, not think. I'd hope those of us carrying guns manage to think first.
Why dont you reply to my other posts...the ones where I ask about the judgement used in drawing a gun or even pepper spray in a crowded business *when the option to NOT do so exists.* As I also wrote...what if you werent carrying a gun? Would everyone else just have been beaten to death????? Good lord, talk about the very manifestation of, "if all you have is a hammer, every problem is a nail."
Not sure about how good that judgement is when you draw a firearm in a crowded business most likely out of anger. That man was not FORCED to stand there and take more abuse. Even if he did get involved in it as an argument beforehand...in both cases *IMO* he was wrong.
If you are carrying a firearm you do not get into stupid arguments that can escalate and you do not draw them in crowded places when you can avoid your assailant.
Even if you choose a 'Stand your Ground' stance, exactly what are you gaining when you could be endangering so many others unnecessarily? If you can de-escalate and leave? That would be ego, little more (just IMO).
Again....the presence of a firearm changes EVERYTHING.