Here we go.
I would like to note that I believe the guy was carrying concealed and that the state of Minnesota issues carry permits not concealed carry permits.MINNEAPOLIS -
Police say a Minneapolis man was walking home May 21 when he was blind-sided by a robber and pushed up against a parked car before his assailant took the victim's gun –- which he had a conceal and carry permit for -– and placed it against his head.
"No state shall convert a liberty to a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefor.- Murdock vs Pennsylvania 319 US 105
...If the state converts a right into a privelege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right... with impunity.
- Shuttleworth vs City of Birmingham, Alabama 317 US 262
Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no legislation which would abrogate them.
- Miranda vs Arizona 384 US 436
Here we go.
I'd bet my life (literally) that if that could happen to me, the guy wouldn't know how to shoot a cocked-and-locked 1911.
While this aberration is a statistical zero, there is something to be said for carrying a firearm that requires something other than just a trigger stroke. But this was really only an issue back in the day when open-carrying cops didn't use retention holsters.
"It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive" - Jimmy the Tulip
He wasn't carrying his gun in a holster.
He had "shown" his gun a couple of times to "defuse" situations.
What does a caring, sensitive person feel when they are forced to use a handgun to stop a threat?
We would call that brandishing at a minimum.
Stupid is as stupid does sir. - Forrest Gump.
Giving up civil rights for security is a certain way to lose both!
“A government that does not trust it’s law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is itself unworthy of trust.” James Madison.
“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.” “The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.” George Washington
Showing your weapon, especially one normally concealed, in an effort to cause a certain reaction from the other party, usually fear or compliance.
In this scenario the victim was unable to get to his primary CC pistol in time, so can someone explain to me the wisdom in carrying your BUG (back-up gun) concealed as well? I mean if youre in a situation where youre down to drawing your BUG then the sh!t has really hit the proverbial fan and you need just as fast access to your BUG (if not faster) than your primary.
This scenario also goes to prove this maxim true: "Carrying one gun is equivalent to no gun."
Even with the victim totally blindsided and with one arm incapacitated, if he had been carrying second handgun and his carry configuration was such that he could produce a pistol with either hand this robbery would have had a much different outcome.
Had he been OCing one gun and CCing the other he still might have had a fighting chance because the attacker would be forced to go for the OCed handgun first and as they struggled for dominance over the primary the OCer can draw his BUG and prevail.
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." - President George Washington
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." - Thomas Paine
Although I agree with you, one could speculate by the experiences and statistics that if he was OC, he would have very likely avoided the whole thing altogether.
Sometimes your the windshield, sometimes your the bug ...
He gave away the slim advantage of CC'ing, he showed the world his gun by flashing it to someone.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
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