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A personal Gun story you won't see on the news!!

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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My friend, once you conquer the mind, you are the true weapon, not the gun.




posted on May, 13 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Op--- Besides, pulling out your 380, you could have pulled out a stock folded Sterling submachine gun with a 34 round mag, loaded with 9 mm hollowpoints out of your backpack or luggage box on your motorcycle. They have them for sale if they are still in stock. Price $10,900

I just ordered a Sterling carbine 2 semi auto with a 16.25 inch barrel in 9 mm for just those kind of situations from J&G Sales for $400. He has 70 left in stock.

But, you always could have pulled out you cellphone first, with your confrontation with the bad guy's, if you thought you and your wife, were safe enough to make a phone call at the moment.

Even if you were out of cell phone range, you could still possibly outwit the badguys, by faking a conversation with the police, or park ranger on your cellphone.


Take care,

Erno86

edit on 13-5-2011 by Erno86 because: typo



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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reply to post by getreadyalready
 


Well handled, my friend! You did nothing wrong. And their actions were entirely suspicious. It does sound as if they had no other business to be there than your wife. Or maybe they even thought they could steal your bike (put it in the back) and she wouldn't be much to fight off.

S&F.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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Ummmm.... Are you serious? A cellphone? I hope you are joking.... Last time I was in a situation, where someone called the cops to report an assault, it took the cops more than an hour to get there..... Dude's head was stitched, and the ambulance left in like 20 minutes, then he was sitting around waiting for the cops. This is an assault with a weapon BTW....



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by Erno86
 


Ummmm.... Are you serious? A cellphone? I hope you are joking.... Last time I was in a situation, where someone called the cops to report an assault, it took the cops more than an hour to get there..... Dude's head was stitched, and the ambulance left in like 20 minutes, then he was sitting around waiting for the cops. This is an assault with a weapon BTW....


Who's to say, that the park ranger isn't driving around the next bend in the road?

What does "BTW" mean?


Thanks,

Erno86



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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Kudos to you and yours - you are right about guns, I remember when Florida had open carry a long time ago. I now live in a facist state that thinks controlling the guns of law abiding citizens prevents crime when the reality is that most criminals don't buy their guns in a gun shop. I wish people would relize that guns aren't the problem, weak liberal laws against criminals are the problem. Take gun safety, practice regularly, and you can have this confidence, I ensure my whole family is at the range on a monthly basis with me.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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BTW = by the way, I try not to type netspeak like that, but sometimes habit gets the best of me.

So you really are serious? Wow. Did you know that there really are some of us out here that don't have cellphones? Yeah we really do exist



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Thanks, but please forgive me, for I am still partially Web netspeak illiiterate. But I recommend to anybody to carry a cellphone on or near themselves, and one for your bedroom. If you are in range of a cellphone tower, you can call 911 from your bedroom if somebody attacks your house. You don't need a cellphone subscription to call 911.

First thing to tell 911, is your address and name, the situation, the description of the attackers and yourself; and tell them that you are armed with a gun if that is a fact. The house robbers can cut your house telephone line from the outside.

The most important thing is to not hangup on 911, keep the cellphone on; so 911 can record the house attack.

Cheers,

Erno86


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edit on 13-5-2011 by Erno86 because: added a few words



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by WatchRider
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Well handled and I'm glad both you and your missus are ok.

Couple of quesions:

Did you have a round in the chamber ready to go or would you of had to cock it if things went south?

Yes it was chambered. Once the safety was flipped up, it was ready to fire. I always keep one chambered when it is on my person. I don't keep my shotgun next to the bed chambered, because that nice pumping sound, and the big xenon light are the first things I want a perp to see and here, LOL!


How tall is your wife? Was she CCW as well?


She is about 5'4". She is not CCW. I bought her a little .25, and she has shot it a few times, but not enough for me to be comfortable with her carrying it, and she hasn't gotten the license yet. She does carry a small spring-assist knife for those light night WalMart trips.

She is slowly getting used to firing a gun. The noise was a big issue for her, even with ear protection, but she has at least gotten used to that.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Thank you for sharing. My guess is that your story is how 99% of all stories are where a firearm is most "successfully used". I carry as well. I'm in my 50's and well past testosterone laden confrontations (I think so) and having a firearm available sure changes the dynamics in a positive way when in a threatening situation. And yes, I know what you are talking about - you don't even have to deploy it, or even let on that you have one.

Let's face it, there are a lot of mean bastards in the world. What you described could have gone south real quick. You and your wife could have wound up dead (after they were done with her). Thank God we still have the 2nd Amendment.


edit on 13-5-2011 by sparky11 because: correct punctuation.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 05:45 PM
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Good advice. If you carry a firearm, you should carry a cell phone too. If you blow the head off of a bad guy, you should be the first to call 911 to report his attempted assault on you. Don't let the bad guy's next of kin, or wacky gun grabber witnesses, call first. It could go bad in court later.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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I refuse to believe this story, until I see pictures of your wife.

(After all, here at ATS, we require evidence - we all need to play by the rules)




Just kidding, buddy. Thanks for sharing the story. And, yeah, I'm sure I'm probably the 40th person to say something similar, but I only read your portion (so far) and, that comes with the territory.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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My fire extinguisher is fully charged too, but i hope i never have to use it.
Just like my guns (wait - if i actually had any in case this is being monitored.
Also, I like living in an open carry state (along w/ conceal/carry permits easy to obtain)
. Makes 'em even more aware that your not ready to play the game called "victim".



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:26 PM
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And like they always say, the right tool for the right job. I was pretty young when that happened, a bit over confident with my new piece in a bad neighborhood. (Not that I was trying to provoke anything though.) I always carried a knife from the time I was a kid, and I almost came to regret thinking I didn't need to anymore carrying the pistol. (And of course, a knife can be used for lots of other things anyway.)



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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Ummm.... you insult a mod, tell him he had no right to protect his family in a situation in which he felt threatened, change his story around to fit your view, put words in his mouth, propose off the wall nonsensical hypothetical's, insist that his "spidey sense" instigated the situation and post off wall BS that has nothing to do with the subject and your shocked you got a warning? It's legit dude, just roll with it and try to stick to the facts next time.
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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 01:10 AM
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Looks like I'm late to the party! This is a fantastic thread thank you to getready for posting.

After reading the thread I am aghast at the reading comprehension of some of the posters here! Getready did this exactly correct in my opinion and he never even drew his weapon or threatened these folks the wild accusations are almost funny if they weren't sad.

The entire point is to illustrate how the confidence instilled by knowing you have back up allows you to both not be a victim and resolve a situation without the use of force.

There also seemed to be quite a few who believe these people may have not had bad intentions. First off... so what? He never even so much as threatened them, a few deliberate motions will not scare off backwoods locals especially on their home turf unless they had ulterior motives and simply decided the pay off wasn't worth the risk.

This is understandable among the young and inexperienced of the bunch here. I am consistently amazed how many older people have been able to remain in a sheltered middle class life without experiencing the darker side of it all. Once you've been around the block a few times you learn to recognize through body movements and actions when you're about to be rolled. If even half the stories I've seen Getready post are real (I believe them all by the way) he knew what these folks were about in the first few seconds.

The world is not a pleasant place all the time. If you enjoy freedom the chief of these must be the freedom and ability to protect yourself and be confident. This freedom makes your freedom of travel without fear a reality and not being free inside your dull lifeless gated community.

I do see where there is some fear about people being allowed to carry. I am not for restricting citizen armament period. If you want an RPG I think you should be allowed to own one. But I also think that safety, training, and responsibility should be required. An untrained kid who knows nothing about fire arms is indeed dangerous with one. The solution is not to ban firearms but to train in their use!

I live in California so I can't carry legally, though many here do. I think it is still just a misdemeanor to carry a loaded and concealed firearm you legally own. Plus how often do you really get the pat-down from the fuzz? If you use it to defend yourself and can show your life was in danger you are technically not breaking California law by having the firearm you just can't say it was concealed (at least as of 5 years ago).

I personally carry a knife with a pocket catch release. I am well trained and practiced in knife fighting and defense. Back to the most important point: If you are carrying a weapon for defense train with it! If you are not confident you can effectively use your weapon in defense leave it at home, it will hurt more than help.
For those that don't know here is a pocket release knife



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 06:06 AM
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I was picturing you as your avatar in the story, lol.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 06:33 AM
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OP- very well handled! As a woman who has carried a gun (mostly legally) for about 30 years now, I can honstly say that it has saved my life- and a friends, on at least two occassions. Yes- I had to pull it once- and had it ready, the second time. But- just NOT acting like a victim, is what deters most thugs. They want easy prey- or enjoy watching fear in their victims. Grrrr!







 
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