February 10th, 2008 07:21 PM
So I was gone all last week to California on business. Got back late Friday.
This afternoon when I came home from the range, my neighbor (the father, not the kid) comes over and asks if he can talk to me for a moment. I introduce myself, and he says "I understand you had a problem with my son's buddies a few days back?".
I'm not sure where he's going with this, but he doesn't seem angry at all. I confirm that there was a brief incident, and recount the above (without mentioning the gun - only my wife and two closest friends know I carry - and of course the forum ).
It seems that when I left to go to the range this morning, the neighbor's kid and his two genius friends were there, and ducked into their garage and hid when I left. The father noticed this, and grilled the kids until they confessed.
The gentleman then called his son and friends over to apologize.
All's well that ends well, I guess. Hopefully, the two Mensa candidates learned something from this whole thing.
I know I did. The weekend before my trip, I taped a couple of targets on the inside of the garage door and practiced getting out of the "V" of the car door while drawing.....
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February 10th, 2008 07:31 PM
That's awesome. Sounds like he's a good parent and neighbor.
February 10th, 2008 07:36 PM
***TIME WARP ALERT***
Wait a second - a parent taking responsibility for his kid and his kid's friends' action??? Did I step back in time to the fifties???
Your neighbor sounds like a stand-up guy, one worth befriending. Nice to know they still exist.
February 10th, 2008 07:54 PM
Kudos on the parent for ... uh ... well, parenting. Honorable, and the one true responsibility he's got in this world.
Originally Posted by gasmitty
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self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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February 10th, 2008 09:01 PM
You showed excellent discipline.
February 10th, 2008 09:02 PM
Seriously..... kinda takes the fun out of a good old spontaneous water balloon fight don't it.
Originally Posted by ruertar
February 10th, 2008 09:43 PM
I see kids and parents 'every' day your situation is NOT the usual response...
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February 11th, 2008 02:36 AM
I'm wondering if we've accidentally discovered a valid use for CCW badges..... stopping water balloon fights !
Just kidding Matt. Sounds like you are a very caring and thoughtful person who takes being armed and your reaction to situations and your training very seriously.
February 11th, 2008 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by MattLarson
Ah, c'mon! Don't blame the green sticky goo on the Mountain Dew!
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