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    Hear hear!! Perfect response to an out of control nut case....ready, without diving in to the mess. Good for her. You gotta be proud.

    The residual nervousness is testimony to her good intentions. Best way to help her with that is to just hold her...just hold her a long time....just hold her.

    And sounds like the incident will make good fodder for your classes. A "real" local incident you can ask students, "What do you think you would have done?"

    Maybe WalMart would share a copy of the video of it all for your class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmath View Post
    That's what a LAW abiding citizen can and should do! She did everything right...concealed herself, and took aim at the criminal...PERFECT, nobody got hurt, yet she was ready! Great job! YOU make us CHL's holders proud. That's what it's all about...defending innocent people and stopping the bad guys! You're awesome!
    Uhhhh no!

    You don't tell anyone you are a LEO (unless you really are), and she did not "take aim" she kept her gun pointed toward the floor.
    “Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.
    But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    "woman next to here whispered, "are you a cop"? Which she replied, "I am now". " And this is what you instruct your students??? Impersonation of LEO is a crime in it self. Can't believe you would condone this. So <<what if>> a true LEO came up behind her whilst responding to the incident? The LEO would have had PC to escalate to the next level.
    In PA, the difference between a citizen's arrest and a LEO's arrest is zero. It would be interesting to hear what the wording is for AZ.

    Either way, this lady was ready to do what she needed to do. Also, by saying "I am now"... meant she was not before, therefore the answer I heard was "No, I'm not, but I'll protect you and myself, now stand back."
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    Quote Originally Posted by apvbguy View Post
    people have to learn or be taught that having a concealed carry permit does not make them into LEOs cops or superheroes.
    the need to realize that all they are, are people with permits to carry a firearm.
    If they choose to use their weapon to defend themselves from imminent threats, so be it! if they start to get the mindset that they need to intervene in incidents that they are a witness to, they are asking for troubles. YMMV
    Did we read the same OP? She didn't intervene, but was ready to if the need for it arose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    "woman next to here whispered, "are you a cop"? Which she replied, "I am now". " And this is what you instruct your students??? Impersonation of LEO is a crime in it self. Can't believe you would condone this. So <<what if>> a true LEO came up behind her whilst responding to the incident? The LEO would have had PC to escalate to the next level.
    If you carry a gun for protection, then yes this woman did everything right, if YOU carry a gun for protection, take it off, lock it up and wait for the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Daak View Post
    While I realize we only have a small bit of info on what happened here, given what the post says I don't believe the woman was attempting to impersonate an officer, nor had any intention of doing so. Whether she was right to draw her gun, I don't know. But then again I was not there to see what went on. But to the person who posted the above reply, I think what you said may be out of line.
    Of course it was. I was going to reply very sarcastically but I decided there were enough supportive responses. There is always some knowitall who will nitpick any situation with "WHAT IFS" and "SHOULDA DONES" not even having been in the same state. There was a very real threat occuring in the store and she felt threatened. That makes it right to draw and be ready should the threat become more direct.

    Thanks for your lucid and intelligent response.
    All The Best
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    In PA, the difference between a citizen's arrest and a LEO's arrest is zero. It would be interesting to hear what the wording is for AZ.

    Either way, this lady was ready to do what she needed to do. Also, by saying "I am now"... meant she was not before, therefore the answer I heard was "No, I'm not, but I'll protect you and myself, now stand back."
    EXCELLENT!! Thank you.
    All The Best
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverkilt View Post
    Hear hear!! Perfect response to an out of control nut case....ready, without diving in to the mess. Good for her. You gotta be proud.

    The residual nervousness is testimony to her good intentions. Best way to help her with that is to just hold her...just hold her a long time....just hold her.

    And sounds like the incident will make good fodder for your classes. A "real" local incident you can ask students, "What do you think you would have done?"

    Maybe WalMart would share a copy of the video of it all for your class.

    GOOD IDEA!! I will go there and see if that is possible. THANKS!
    All The Best
    Gunz

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    Stayed in control... handled the situation well... and I agree that she in no way was impersonating a LEO. Glad everything de-escalated and no one was hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    "woman next to here whispered, "are you a cop"? Which she replied, "I am now". " And this is what you instruct your students??? Impersonation of LEO is a crime in it self. Can't believe you would condone this. So <<what if>> a true LEO came up behind her whilst responding to the incident? The LEO would have had PC to escalate to the next level.
    Wow!

    Have read this multiple times along with the OP and no where do I get the impression she is trying to impersonate LEO. I asked several of my fellow instructors here who are police officers to read this and not ONE thought she was trying to pretend to be an officer. And they all said had they come upon the scene as described would have just identified themselves to her and took over.
    I think you over-reacted.

    Gr8gunz, you wife did excellent. The other shoppers don't realize it but she may have been the only thing standing between them and "Film of mass shooting at 11:00". Make sure you tell her that, as often as she needs to hear it.

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