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This week, the owner of a sports memorabilia store in Cooperstown, NY (home of the baseball hall of fame) defended himself from an angry former employee. Vincent Carfagno, the store owner, had fired and reported his former employee, Barry Renet, for embezzling money from the store. Renet returned with a handgun and wearing a ski mask. However, the prepared Carfagno drew his own firearm and shot at his attacker and caused him to flee.
He was later caught in Richmond, VA.
UPDATE: Man involved in Cooperstown shooting arrested | WBNG-TV: News, Sports and Weather Binghamton, New York | Local
Typical BG tactic get out of a hole by digging it deeper.
Good for him!
NRA Member! Give an inch, they will take a yard.
I got fired once, and it was both of our faults--he was a jerk and I wasn't bowing down to him. Never so happy to get the boot.
Retired USAF E-8. Official forum curmudgeon.
Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Nice to see the store owner is not even being looked at for a crime. Now in New York...
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To me it would seem that most people that had been in that situation wouldn't comment on the armed shop owners marksmanship especially from just an Internet artical.
I applaud the guy for being prepared. I would be happy with the outcome if I was in his shoes.
When the "S" hits the fan not many people know how they will react. Training and mindset help but nothing can simulate the actual experience. Any newly graduated just hired police officer will have more training that most civilians and most on this board. Still untill they are "in it" they don't know how they will react. Even those with "battle experience" make mistakes at times.
Just saying, lighten up and keep things in perspective.
Good for the store owner. Funny things happen when the adrenaline starts pumpin'.
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." - Benjamin Franklin
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn." - C.S. Lewis
I do agree no matter how trained you are you don't know just how you will react but training and mindset will make a big difference in your reaction. Train to the point your reaction is automatic and not something you have to think about to get it done. Make it you not a hobby.
Most will say they don't have time but just dry-fire practicing the draw and making a good first hit will be a big advantage when the time comes.
Just Me and my thoughts....
It's gotta be who you are, not a hobby. reinman45
"Is this persons bad behavior worth me having to kill them over?" Guantes
Poor Sniviling Left Wingers complaining that this World has gone Nuts, Imagine needing a GUN to defend yourself!
I agree this world has gone NUTS! And all the Thugs in it are thinking they can walk all over whomever they want at the point of a gun because they have no fear of being stopped.
Certainly they do not fear going to Prison! They have revolving doors on them!
That's why we as Law Abiding Citizens need to fight fire with Fire. We have to teach our Children that dishonesty is not a good thing. Arm ourselves and stop the madness lest you and I become the next chalk outline on the floor. Make Armed Robery a fatally dangerous buisness for the Predators.
What have you done to prepare for the end of civilization as we know it?
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Since there are a couple of posts here sort of knocking LEOs ability to shoot, here are a couple of examples from my LEO days that point in the opposite direction. The first was a patrol officer. Gary was staking out a 7-11 convenience store when the BG entered, pulled a gun and demanded money. Gary stepped out from the back, ordered BG to drop the gun. BG had other ideas and fired a shot at Gary. Gary put two .357 magnum rounds in BG's chest - instantly ending BG's career. In another convenience store robbery - a Circle K this time - a detective named Mike was in the store when the robbery went down. Mike drew his .45 1911, challenged the BG to drop the gun. Instead, BG began to turn the gun toward Mike who responded by firing one round into BG's upper thoracic cavity. BG then dropped the gun, ran out the door and made it across the 4-lane street before expiring.
You might fault Gary for allowing the BG to fire at him first and you might fault Mike for not firing at least a double tap instead of one round, but you can't fault their marksmanship under stress. It was flawless - three rounds fired, three vital area hits.
Interesting side-note: During the post-incident investigation, Gary said he fired one round. He was absolutely sure he had only fired one round, but inspection of his revolver and the BG confirmed he had fired two. Even after being shown this fact, he said he had no memory at all of firing the second shot. Stress does interesting things to our perception. Also note in Mike's case that a .45 ACP to the chest did not immediately stop the BG and did not knock him down. It did kill him, but he was still functional for the time it took him to bleed out internally. He chose to drop the gun and run, but he could have chosen to shoot back.