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"If they have the drop on you, you will get shot if you resist with a gun" [View all]

This is just an anecdote. As such, it cannot prove trends, it can only disprove categorical comments about what will happen if you use a gun defensively.

Just after 10 p.m. a 36-year-old man was confronted by a robber with a shotgun in the parking lot of the Walgreens located in the 3600 block of College.  The man said the robber held the shotgun to his head and demanded money.

The man, a concealed handgun license holder, was able to get his handgun and fired one shot at the would-be robber. The robber dropped his shotgun and took off running fleeing south behind the store. The intended victim was not injured during this confrontation and he did not lose any property.

Patrol Officers set up a perimeter and with the assistance of our K-9 Unit began to search for the robber. An officer saw a man hiding behind a business near the area of Interstate 10 and Corley. The man matched the description of the robber.  Police say the man also had a gunshot wound to his hip.

The original victim positively identified this man as the robber.

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/19253451/shotgun-robber-not-successful


This disproves a few anti-gun "facts":

"If they have the drop on you, you will get shot if you try to draw your gun."

"If you try to use a gun, they will simply take it from you."

"You will miss the criminal and hit innocent bystanders."

"The only purpose of a handgun is to kill people."


This gun served its intended purpose—it defended the life of the CCW permit holder. His gun wasn't taken from him, nor did he shoot innocent people. He wasn't hurt in any way; he didn't even lose money. And no one died.

A shotgun is the single most fearsome short distance conventional gun, yet a guy with a handgun and the element of surprise was able to overcome the felon with a mere handgun.

This just goes to demonstrate that biased (and ill-informed) imagination is not synonymous with reality. People come here all the time to tell us—often with great conviction and even contempt—that things like this can't happen. They're wrong.

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