This is a discussion on CHL holder shoots idiot who tried to rob him with a non-functional gun. within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Not all but some young people are lead by what they see in movies and on TV. In real life there are no re-winds or ...
Not all but some young people are lead by what they see in movies and on TV. In real life there are no re-winds or retakes you get one chance to complete a dangerious task. Perhaps the young man was not connected to a family group who should caution their children about life. Maybe he has in the past got away with some action like this. Don't really know but it is about time for people from all walks of life to help their kids out more by explaining what may happen to them if they undertake simular actions. Just a thought.
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This is a sad story for both sides. The kid made a stupid mistake and he paid for it with his life. This incident might have been a one time deal, but more likely it could have turned in into a pattern of lifetime behavior if he was successful with the robbery and the thrill of jacking somebody.
I know I would feel horrible if I was in that man's shoes, but what are we supposed to do? I'm not going to take a chance that this is a fake gun or I might not get shot. I would never get a second chance to be with my wife and kids I if try to second guess incidents like these.
I will relate this story to my kids and hopefully they will learn the valuable lesson that it represents.
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