Convenience Store Shootout
What can be learned from this shootout?
First, distance and movement are your friends, and it's hard to get either when lying on your back with an attacker shooting down at you.
Second, the defender probably lived because he had a gun and did not hesitate to pull and use it.
Third, even after the thugs ran away, the defender fires blindly through the door and into the parking lot. He is responsible for each of those bullets. Did he need to take that kind of legal risk?
Finally, with a deflated lung filling with blood, the defender kept himself alive until help arrived. He did not succumb to the notion that being shot equates with death.
I do not like to second guess those who have seen the elephant, but much can be learned by analyzing shootouts after the fact. God bless the defender with the gun, and may God damn his attackers.
Labels: Self Defense