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This happened last week at the banking center that my wife worked at last. She has since changed banking centers but is still in contact with many people at the old branch.

Apparently "Customer A" was not happy about something going on with his account and became rude and loud with the teller. Customer B decides he does not like the way Customer A is talking to the teller and verbal altercation between the customers begins. Customer B pulls a pistol and points it at customer A, even presses it to his head. Bank manager tried to diffuse the situation, cops are called... Customers end up outside the banking center, cops arrive but no one was arrested!

Anyway. It's been going through my mind all weekend wondering what I would do had I been in the bank at the time all this happened.

So, I guess this is a "what would you do"?
 

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I would seek cover, not knowing exactly what the hell was happening and wanting to avoid a stray bullet. I wouldn't draw on Customer B, thusly adding to the confusion and creating a "Reservoir Dogs" type scenario.
 

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No one was arrested? This must be a made up story. That being said, if it did happen the fool who pulled his gun is obviously an idiot and should have his ccp revoked until the end of time and not allowed to pass within 300 miles of a firearm.
No way someone held a gun to someone's head in public and didn't go to the pokey. Hmmmm.....
 

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I can't comment on if it was made up or not. I was not there but I don't think the person I was talking to (the manager of the bank, my wife's friend) would have a reason to lie.
 

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I can't comment on if it was made up or not. I was not there but I don't think the person I was talking to (the manager of the bank, my wife's friend) would have a reason to lie.
I didn't call anyone a liar, I just assumed this was a "made up" scenario and commented in that vein.
 

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No one was arrested? This must be a made up story. That being said, if it did happen the fool who pulled his gun is obviously an idiot and should have his ccp revoked until the end of time and not allowed to pass within 300 miles of a firearm.
I find it hard to believe that no one was arrested. The guy who pulled the gun would have to be arrested, so it seems to me. If he had a concealed carry permit, it would have to be revoked.

It's people like him that are the stuff of liberals' fantasies, giving support to their gun-control fetish.
 
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If no one was arrested, and no one was hurt, it is everyone's lucky day.

Without knowing the entire situation it is impossible to know if the right decision was made
by responding LEOs; sometimes it is ok to use discretion and let things ride, and if that is what
occurred, I'd give them a thumb up.

Also, just because they weren't arrested on the spot doesn't mean they both won't be arrested
after a DA sees the report.
 

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Sounds like a hypothetical scenerio that morphed into a situation. I'm all for getting out of the way as my priority.
 
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I can't comment on if it was made up or not. I was not there but I don't think the person I was talking to (the manager of the bank, my wife's friend) would have a reason to lie.
If it doesn't make sense it's not true. I know of no cop including myself if the scenario happened as you put it, he would not have been arrested. There has to be something more than you were told.
 
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Perhaps the bozo flashing the gun was the bro-in-law of the responding officer?:yup:
Or a city councilman or some such nonsense. At any rate I would have got the hell out of their way; even depart the bank if possible to do so safely. Can't see how adding my weight to the argument would have made things better for anybody.....especially me!
 

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:aargh4:Can't be real. The guy that pulled the gun would be under the jail , especially in this political climate.:nono:
 

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Unless I know for a fact who's the GG and BG in a situation, unless I know for a fact the assault is a deadly one and imminent, and unless I believe I'm able to effectively alter the outcome, it's almost certain I would seek cover and monitor. The instant the deadly threat turned itself on me, I'd resist it to the degree I felt necessary. But that's just me.

In a situation in which it's simply not known who's the true GG or BG, it's entirely like to merely be a "junkyard dog" fight. Those are ugly. Might well even get deadly. Too damn bad for the "dogs" in that fight. I haven't seen many that have gone well for anyone "interfering" in such a fight. Getting it wrong and having to live with that is something I'm not prepared to attempt, in something so vague, legalities aside.

Amazing that criminal charges of aggravated assault weren't pressed. Result: more motivation for folks to attempt such crap, in the knowledge that it's entirely possible nothing will be done. That and failing to carry to the point BG's certain refusal by citizens to be victimized in such ways are, IMO, the two most-sure methods of prodding the violent to continue on to "bigger and better" acts of violence.
 

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My signature line below. Only change the word "GO" to "Stay in"
 

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If the person who had the pistol against his head refused to press charges, and no witnesses cared to make a statement, the wielder should/would go free.

Innocent until proven guilty. Barring a warrant for security video, legally, it never happened.

Jmho, inal, ymmv, et.al, llc.
 

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Being an ass is no reason to have a gun pulled on you, nor is it illegal. Someone does that to me, you can bet I'm filing charges.
 
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I don't know what I'd do. If customer A was being an ass and bully to a female teller, I might say something like" whatcha got to say now?" , or " I hate rude behavior in a man".

Not sayingit's the lawful thing to do, but, it does tend to be an effective behavior modifier, and God knows we need more polite behavior.
 
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