Close Call

Close Call

This is a discussion on Close Call within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Defensive Carry, members, I was in the Westend, area of Atlanta, today leaving a venue at 7:00pm. As I was walking to my car that ...

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    Close Call

    Defensive Carry, members, I was in the Westend, area of Atlanta, today leaving a venue at 7:00pm. As I was walking to my car that was parked in a lot three guys approached me and asked me for money. I tolded them that I did not have any money to spare (I think that was the wrong anawer) and then I was asked how much money do you have and where is it.

    Mind you when this happened I did not continue to my car I turned around and headed
    back in the direction I just came from. As I was walking back to the resturant they started
    to follow me and as I sped up they did also.

    Then it was, yo man how about those funds! Well that was it, I drew my weapon to low ready and shouted very loud "leave me alone" and thats all it took they turned around and ran in the direction we just came from. I happen to see and older guy standing there who said he saw the whole thing. How much I did not ask, he said those guys just did'nt know
    did they.

    I could feel my heart rate go up, I could see me shooting all three of them, I felt the recoil of my weapon, and even saw the crime scene all in a flash.

    Having had to discharge my weapon twice defending myself in 89, against three guys and in 97, against four guys I saw all of this happening again.
    You do not think the 9mm is effective? Then let me shoot at you.

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    The good news, you didn't have to fire your weapon and thus, no paperwork.

    The bad news, theses dirtbags will live to rob and/or kill someone else.

    I'd say you did just fine. That adrenaline does take over doesn't it?

    Glad you're safe and able to relate the story.
    Thank God you had a firearm.

    Stay armed...stay alert...stay safe!
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    That totally sucks. Glad you got through it unscathed and no rounds fired. Too much paperwork.

    Note to self.....stay away from Atlanta.

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    Glad to hear you are ok and not being interrogated. Be safe.

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    I read that 80% of crimes against intended victims that are armed are stopped by the fact that the intended victim was armed, and the victim did not have to fire a shot to stop the criminal.
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    nor the arrow for its swiftness,
    nor the warrior for his glory.
    I love only that which they defend.
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    Dude you have been in 2 gunfights, and narrowly avoided a third?

    Better get down to the grocery store and stock up on Lucky Charms!
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    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

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    Very glad you're okay... but I have to ask after three confrontations, is there something about you or your demeanor that makes you look like an easy target?
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

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    I agree with Thumper and have to add that you may want to change the location/time you go out.
    The "news media" has ceased being the watch dog of the people and has become the apologist for an irresponsible government.

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