A video uploaded a few days ago shows two armed citizens holding a suspected shoplifter at gunpoint in her car. We’ve talked about this in the past, but we are concealed carriers, not police officers. It is not your duty to stop shoplifters.
You should only draw your gun when you feel your life is under an immediate, inescapable threat. And I doubt that this couple felt that way when seeing a lady running out of the store with shoeboxes or whatever else she stole. Just be a good witness and call the police.
What’s more disturbing is some of the statements the man made. He can be heard saying:
“I’m not a cop. I’ll f-ing shoot you. I’m a democrat. I can shoot you cause democrats get away with everything.”
Well, okay then. You just won today’s award for Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day.
I took a short video of an encounter I stumbled upon when I went to Super 1 at the Manito Shopping Center, South Hill. The couple with the guns drawn happened upon a woman who stole some shoes from the neighboring Rite Aid. Thoughts?
Posted by Peter Trotta on Friday, June 26, 2020