I have had many people ask why I carry a gun, especially living out here where many actually leave their doors unlocked. The thing is where I live isn’t special. Carrying a cop around just isn’t an option. And when things go down the whole event happens in seconds, not minutes or hours.
Why would I bring this up?
The first call came in at 10:44
p.m. in the 400 block of South Grand Avenue, where one victim reported
that he and his co-worker had been robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot.
The attacker only made off with 37 dollars however it appears that he has probably escaped, especially if he’s from outside the area. The second incident also serves as an extra reminder that your vehicle presents a method of defense, even if the attacker is more suitably armed.
The second incident occurred at about 12:34 a.m. Thursday in the 1200
block of Southeast Johnson Avenue. Tennant said the 35-year-old victim
from Oregon was driving in the area completing work on a cell phone
tower when he was confronted by a man with a crowbar who reportedly
tried to steal his vehicle.
Always attempt to drive off. It is the reaction the criminal isn’t expecting and even then shooting at you isn’t going to accomplish anything. In my case it may get me to go into reverse and run you over since you have proven your intent. You vehicle though provides more protection than nothing, use it to your advantage.
Most of all though, be alert, stay calm, and carry your damn guns. Bad things happen even to good people, I carry a gun because I know that fact and I prefer to be prepared for the unexpected. Don’t expect for someone to be able to magically save you either if the goblin shows up either. You are the help. You are the rescue. You are the extraction team.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.