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 ...
November 29th, 2009 10:22 PM
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
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.
November 29th, 2009 10:32 PM
November 29th, 2009 11:13 PM
That totally sucks. Glad you got through it unscathed and no rounds fired. Too much paperwork.
Note to self.....stay away from Atlanta.
November 29th, 2009 11:35 PM
Glad to hear you are ok and not being interrogated. Be safe.
NRA Life Member
With great power comes great responsibility.-Stan Lee
November 30th, 2009 12:22 AM
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.
NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness,
nor the arrow for its swiftness,
nor the warrior for his glory.
I love only that which they defend.
November 30th, 2009 01:01 AM
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!
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
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Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
November 30th, 2009 02:42 AM
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
December 1st, 2009 06:09 PM
I agree with Thumper and have to add that you may want to change the location/time you go out.
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