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    Best way to handle a store robbery?

    So as a few of you may know, the store across the street from my house was robbed (at gun point) a few weeks back. The indecent happened only 30mins after I left the establishment (OC ofc ). If timing had been different, what do you feel would have been the best course of action?

    That also brings up a point of a legal issue...

    *IF* I had been at the location and the BG was threatening them with a firearm, would it have been cause to use lethal force? Where does the law stand on situations like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToggleSwitch View Post
    So as a few of you may know, the store across the street from my house was robbed (at gun point) a few weeks back. The indecent happened only 30mins after I left the establishment (OC ofc ). If timing had been different, what do you feel would have been the best course of action?

    That also brings up a point of a legal issue...

    *IF* I had been at the location and the BG was threatening them with a firearm, would it have been cause to use lethal force? Where does the law stand on situations like that?
    Boy did you open a can of worms

    If you go to breakfast tomorrow, I'll discuss it then, but until then

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    Course of action? Two shots, high upper chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Boy did you open a can of worms

    If you go to breakfast tomorrow, I'll discuss it then, but until then
    I should be there.

    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Course of action? Two shots, high upper chest.

    Knowing when to use deadly force? Take this class - http://proactiveshooters.com/general...d-carry-in-va/
    When the funds and the time opens up, you bet. You have been on my list for the past few months now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToggleSwitch View Post
    I should be there.


    You have been on my list for the past few months now
    Every time someone says that I am on their list, I either get confronted by a jealous boyfriend, or I get an ugly tie for Christmas....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Every time someone says that I am on their list, I either get confronted by a jealous boyfriend, or I get an ugly tie for Christmas....
    Oh, I know what to bring you as a gift when I take the class

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToggleSwitch View Post
    Oh, I know what to bring you as a gift when I take the class
    LOL...oh no!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToggleSwitch View Post
    Oh, I know what to bring you as a gift when I take the class

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I don't even know what the hell that is, but I think even a starving man would turn his nose up at that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToggleSwitch View Post
    ....

    That also brings up a point of a legal issue...

    *IF* I had been at the location and the BG was threatening them with a firearm, would it have been cause to use lethal force? Where does the law stand on situations like that?
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had been wondering if there was going to be anything good to discuss.


    Please bring your digital recorder as you probably will not be able to take notes fast enough.

    After you finish ProShooter's course, stalk the forum for news of User's seminar (which he has promised/threatened to schedule) and sign up. Several have taken it more than once, and several of us are waiting to be able to do that. (User, are you lurking?)

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had been wondering if there was going to be anything good to discuss.


    Please bring your digital recorder as you probably will not be able to take notes fast enough.

    After you finish ProShooter's course, stalk the forum for news of User's seminar (which he has promised/threatened to schedule) and sign up. Several have taken it more than once, and several of us are waiting to be able to do that. (User, are you lurking?)

    stay safe.
    I've taken ProShooter's course once and user's three times. Time spent at seminars such as these is time well spent if you are of a mind to carry a defensive firearm.
    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    I've taken ProShooter's course once and user's three times. Time spent at seminars such as these is time well spent if you are of a mind to carry a defensive firearm.
    Much appreciated!
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