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Thread: Reno: CCW gun loses vs. baseball bat

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    Weak!

    http://www.rgj.com/article/20100621/...44/-1/news1802

    I wonder if the guy with the gun couldn't get a shot off because he kept his champer empty or couldn't manipulate the safety. Or if he didn't have time before he got rushed. Or if he just wanted to use his gun merelyas a threatening symbol, not as an actual tool of defense.

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    Interesting report. Sounds like both fellows could have handled the situation much differently and more appropriately.

    By the way, where did it say a firearm was involved? I must have missed that.

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    Oops, I linked the wrong story. (Now fixed.)This is the story of the road ragers (gun vs. baseball bat). That was the story of the unarmed pursuit vs. defender armed himself with a hammer.

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    Wow, I'm not sure if the victim should be commended or scolded for not shooting. It APPEARS his life was in danger - a baseball bat swung to his head most definitely could have been deadly - and he apparently exercised remarkable restraint in not firing.

    Its always difficult to get the full story from such a report.

    At any rate, am glad the victim prevailed.

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    The thread title is misleading. Do you write for a newspaper?
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    Good point, Dave. Actually, the victim with CCW prevailed against the baseball bat wielding perpetrator without firing a shot - albeit with some injury.

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    balackolama wrote:
    i want to know why he didnt stay in his car or truck and just drive off
    goof with a gun!!!!!
    he followed the bad guy to the station
    he let the bad guy hit him with a bat
    he got out of his car
    he pulled his gun, but didnt bother to shoot it
    he got phisical with the bad guy, enough to stop the attack
    he let the bad guy leave!!
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    I have some questions that can not be answered with the information provided in the article.

    Did the armed victim have time to fire a shot before being struck?
    Was his firearm loaded?
    was a round chambered?
    Did he simply not have the sack to pull the trigger?
    Did he believe that just displaying his firearm would deter any further attack?
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