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  1. #11
    Absolutely no question in my mind that if the weapon is drawn, whether fired or not, holder of the weapon should be the one to call 911 first. Establishing intent is the most important act you can do after being forced to display or use your weapon. Agree: nix the CCW badge!

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  3. Absolulely, call the cops

    I agree with the sentiments above. 1. The first one to call 911 is nearly always assumed to be the good guy until proven otherwise. 2. The perpetrator actually calls in to report you as a "man with a gun" fairly often. It is good for his business to do anything he can to discourage citizens from carrying. There have been a number of times reported in NYC where a bad guy got a homeowner reported for having a weapon in his house and then robbed him the next week, knowing he would be unarmed. 3. If he is planning to attack someone, and you were just too well prepared, he WILL go for a softer target later. He is probably feeding a habit, so it isn't a matter of if but when. 4. If you as a reasonable person felt so threatened that you needed to draw, he has already committed a felony assault. That should be reported on its own merit.

  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by B-52 View Post
    Agree: nix the CCW badge!
    We don't need no stinkin badges!

  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by olywarick View Post
    I've seen several cases where the first person to call was assumed to be the Good Guy and the latter was the BG by default. Caused lady I know to go to prison for a while.

    On the badge idea, I go with the DON'T side as in many states it is specifically not legal AND you become liable for damages if anyone is hurt due to them assuming you were someone in authority. Just because you see them in CCW mag is no reason to buy them.



    Rick
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    If you want to carry a badge, go through the Academy and get a real one. Otherwise, grow up and stop "playing cops and robbers" would be my advice. Those kinds of folks give the rest of us CCW folks a bad name

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    If you are in fear for your life and pull your gun why would you not shoot? This isn't show and tell. All you did was educate the perp and next time he'll know how to approach you or somebody else.
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  7. In my arrest and being charged with pointing a firearm at a person, just the fact I had a firearm in my gym bag was enough for the cop to haul me to jail and our D.A. to charge me.

    So anytime your firearm gets seen you better be ready for anything, trust me on this item it can happen. :-(

  8. Quote Originally Posted by twogunwilly View Post
    If you are in fear for your life and pull your gun why would you not shoot? This isn't show and tell. All you did was educate the perp and next time he'll know how to approach you or somebody else.
    Because if, at the sight of your gun, the perp runs away shooting him in the back would be seen "unfavorably" by the courts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twogunwilly View Post
    If you are in fear for your life and pull your gun why would you not shoot? This isn't show and tell. All you did was educate the perp and next time he'll know how to approach you or somebody else.
    According to Gary Kleck, Ph.D.; based on a National Self Defense Survey conducted by Florida State University criminologists in 1994, the rate of Defensive Gun Uses can be projected nationwide to approximately 2.5 million per year -- one Defensive Gun Use every 13 seconds.

    If every one of those confrontations resulted in a shooting we would see national death rates that could be in the millions. The fact that we don't is testament to the good nature of those who use a gun to deter crime.
    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

  10. #19
    Happened to me:

    911 Call: ... please send help, this man has a black gun and is pointing it at two guys in shirts and tank tops at the local mall, he is wearing a blue suit out side the mall exit ...

    My call ... please send a unit to (my location), two males (description continued) ... etc ... etc., I am wearing a blue suit, standing next to my (vehicle description) ...

    Dispatcher, Yes sir, we just had a call about your having your weapon drawn and dispatched two officers, please secure your weapon if you are safe and wait for the officers ...

    Can you imagine the traffic stop that would have happened to me and the rest of my day if I had not called.

    The two guys ended up trying to steal another car on the other side of the mall and the police caught them in the act.
    "For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind."
    -Eleanor Everet

  11. Agravated assault

    I know of a guy who showed his weapon in a road rage incident and subsequently faced an aggravated assault charge. This wasn't one of the brightest people that I've known and, as he described the situation, I don't think that the weapon was warranted. Nonetheless, had he called in, the investigating officer might have taken a different look at the situation. His adversary was probably one of those people who cut into the school lunch line when he was kid and was very skilled and opportunistic at getting somebody else into trouble when they resisted him.

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