posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 11:36 PM
Originally posted by DaTroof
reply to post by kdog1982
I respect you as a user, so I'll tell you a story, although I should have put this in the OP. The store I work at had a robbery a few years back, and
the clerk (my friend, D - fake name) was able to get to his firearm in a semi-enclosed environment. The robber opened the door and took a slug right
in his chest, knocking him back about 10 feet. The wound was fatal. D's 2nd shot ricocheted off the edge of the weighted door as it was closing and
narrowly missed the robber, putting a hole through the storefront window, flying across the parking lot, hitting the street, penetrating a fence and a
window of the house across the street before finally getting buried in the ceiling of their kitchen.
I always think about if someone had been driving by at the wrong time, or if the bullet had caught someone walking outside, or the neighbors across
the street. Even though D did the right thing and double-tapped, there could have been significant collateral damage. It's never safe to fire a gun
outside the range. Never.
edit on 3-1-2013 by DaTroof because: (no reason given)
I never really liked guns myself,but I respect the need for them for defense.
My story is when I was 19 years old in college ,working part time and had a live-in girlfriend is that one day ,I came home from school and found her
face down in the couch dead.
No blood,just vomit and her head covered by a cushion from the couch.
A single gun shot straight to the heart from a 22 caliber antique rifle.
It seems that behind my back without knowing what was going on,she had a feud with some guy from her hometown and called up some of her old friends to
beat this guy up.
He took revenge in that and killed her.
I stayed away from guns for along time after that until I had my own family and realized that they needed protection.
Life is a crap shoot ,and it's better to stack the odd's in your favor.