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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:36 PM
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141. There may be a website for this...
But there are numerous video clips (from security cameras) of thugs pointing guns at clerks, bystanders, etc., and the bystanders reached for a gun and started to shooting at the thug. In one such video I witnessed, a thug (holding his piece side-ways in punky gangsta style) pointed at an Asian clerk, who opened a drawer, pulled out a revolver, and started cranking off rounds at the two thugs. They beat a retreat, with one mumbling about how he may have been hit. He ran less than a hundred yards (from police reports) before dropping dead.

This example is among a small number of the hundreds of thousands of crimes thwarted by use (or reported used) of a gun; most such incidents do not involve shooting someone, or even shooting a gun in the air.

As a self-defense tactic, I can't say I would do the same thing as the shop owner described above, but he took the action nevertheless.

NOTE: In this video, one thug (evidently a HyperPunk) was seen trying to shoot the clerk blindly over the counter instead of beating a retreat. (A HyperPunk is bent on and desires doing harm to others -- perhaps the clerk knew something about this thug, or similar such robberies in the area, and knew cooperation was to invite an execution.) I believe the HyperPunk was eventually warehoused.
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