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felon tries to steal gun! Always be Alert!
« on: April 15, 2015, 07:32:45 PM »
http://bearingarms.com/felon-attacks-open-carrier-weapon-washington-walmart/?utm_source=gpfbp&utm_medium=fbpage&utm_campaign=gpupdate

A Yakima, Washington man was attacked in a Walmart by a suspect armed with a bat, and the local media reported part of the story:
 
A 32-year-old man who was shopping with at least three children at a Yakima Wal-Mart was the victim of an unprovoked assault when a stranger picked up a metal tee-ball bat and struck him, according to Yakima police.
The victim was not injured, but he did have a concealed weapons permit, which he immediately put to use, police said.
A store security officer reported hearing a man in the sporting goods department yelling “Get on the ground!” and found one man pointing a pistol at another, who was lying on the floor.
Police arrived a short time later and arrested the 30-year-old suspect, who remains in Yakima County jail in lieu of $30,000 bail set Monday.
 
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Re: felon tries to steal gun! Always be Alert!
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 11:10:36 AM »
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He also stated that he thinks that his son will now follow his advice and carry his weapon concealed from now on.

Well, duh!

It would seem to me that if one carries openly, he or she must be more vigilant than normal.  Simply because one carries openly does not automatically mean that you are more secure in your person.  You can be, as demonstrated on several occasions, more prone to violent attacks should the 'bad guy' figure that they can gain the upper hand to take your carry away from you.

The story also bring out another point, never assume that there is only one to contend with.  What's true for the good guys is also true for the bad guys.  In this case, the bad guy didn't think far enough a head - that there could actually be two armed good guys.
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