View Poll Results: Should we as CCL holders get involved
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Should we CCL holders stay seated do nothing and pretend to be a sheep and only act should our own person welfare be challenged
Should we just shoot the BG without notice, and keep shooting him until the threat is over
Should we order the BG to the floor and if they turns or does anything else other than to assume the position, shoot him over and over again, before he gets a chance to fire at us
March 25th, 2009 09:05 AM
Poll Should we as CCL holders get involved
Regarding the Miami BK attempted robbery…
Shame the good guy got hurt, and my prayers go out to him.
It does bring a good question
March 25th, 2009 09:39 AM
None of the above, we should only act to protect ourselves or others...
If you have reason to believe that he will take the money and run...let him run!
If you believe that he is going to leave no witnesses or harm someone then act accordingly to protect them
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
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March 25th, 2009 09:41 AM
As is always the case, not enough information to say for sure.
But, IF the BG is concentrating on the person behind the register, and IF he is not standing there with an accomplice who is also armed (not reported, but don't know for sure), and depending on the distance to the perp (am I in line behind him? or seated at table near furthest exit?), I am quietly drawing my weapon, whispering to wife to head out the nearest exit now. IF the BG then gets threatening/agitated/waving the gun around, I am moving to the most advantageous position for some concealment and a shot without people as my backstop. IF he then looks at me, I will shoot.
Again, we can't know for sure, but the GG may have been shot because he hesitated. Tough situation. Little detail. Hard call.
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March 25th, 2009 09:42 AM
Someone walks in to a store with a ski mask on and gun in hand,
"shooter ready" "stand by" BEEP.
March 25th, 2009 09:43 AM
Too many variables for one sure answer, but if I was going to act, I would probably not give a warning. That would be dumb.
March 25th, 2009 09:46 AM
I agree with Leopard125.....A guy walks in ALREADY wearing a ski mask, holding a weapon so everyone can see......I have to assume he will use it. As soon as I get a clean look......BANG and so on.
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March 25th, 2009 09:50 AM
If a good citizen just watches crime happen and does nothing, ESPECIALLY VIOLENT CRIME, they are not good citizens IMHO but apart of the problem... if I saw someone breating up a 80 year old lady for her wedding ring, should I just watch? That's just SAD.
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March 25th, 2009 10:09 AM
None of the above are perfect for any and all scenarios. I went with option 2. I am not necessarily going to engage every bad guy I see. But if I do decide to engage it will be without warning. They showed up obviously intending something other than a "fair fight". So I am certainly not going to give them a fair fight.
It isn't my job to arrest or detain, or really to intervene at all. But if the circumstances are such that I believe an innocent life will be taken if I refuse to act, when I feel I have the opportunity, I will stop the threat.
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March 25th, 2009 10:35 AM
I wanted to check the frist two responses.
I pretty much want to mind my own business. I'm not a cop, nor a super hero. I'm not looking for the bad guys to stop.
However, if I felt that my life could be in jeopardy, I'd quickly take out the BG before he even knew I was there...no sense in being fair about it.
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March 25th, 2009 11:16 AM
From my study into this it seems that you have to at least tell him to put his hands above his head or you will shoot. If you just shoot the liability is to great. If he has his gun on the clerk your shot could make him clinch and shoot that person. In the position that we are assuming the GG is in I would position myself with some space between the BG and myself. With weapon drawn and sight square on his vitals I would yell for him to put hands in the air or I will shoot. If he turned to me at all or did not comply it would be a split second reaction for me to respond with force.
March 25th, 2009 11:22 AM
I think as long as it stays just a robbery, BE A GOOD WITNESS!!
If it turns violent, then by all means "Ready on the right? the right is ready. Ready on the Left, the left is ready, fire's take your saftey off and scan your sector!"
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
March 25th, 2009 12:11 PM
That's only when you KNOW it's a crime. What if you see exactly what you described, except I don't know how you'd know it's an 80 year old woman, and you shoot the guy, and the 'guy' turns out to be an undercover officer trying to arrest a violent criminal disguised as an 80 year old woman as part of his 'get close' tactic.
Originally Posted by CR2008
The point is, what we see is not always what we think it is and intervention is full of caveats that can quickly come back to haunt us.
Take for example a husband beating a wife. You intervene, likely save the wife's life by shooting the husband, but when the cops arrive the wife claims they were just having a heated discussion and you butted in, escalated the incident, and then shot her 'good man'.
Another example, you see a guy holding a gun on another person and he is threatening to shoot him. You tell the guy with the gun to 'FREEZE', he turns toward you and you shoot to defend yourself. The guy turns out to be a CCWer protecting himself from a mugger.
Intervention is dangerous.
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March 25th, 2009 12:19 PM
It all depends on the circumstances.
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March 25th, 2009 12:28 PM
Originally Posted by miklcolt45
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." -1792, James Madison
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March 25th, 2009 12:30 PM
Right now nobody has the first clue what actually happened in that restaurant.
The media nor the police have released a specific time line break out of what occurred and what the GG saw as in relation to the BG. Atleast not as of 2 hrs. ago to my knowledge.
This poll is premature as to current at best one can only guess at the reasoning as to why or even how the GG came to be involved, much less if his direct involvement was necessary or even beneficial on the whole.
Yes a BG was stopped from stealing money, but under what pretense and by what means?
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