The link you provided was no longer working, but folks can read the article here:
So this looks like it may perhaps be the FIRST ever incident of a legitimate "gun grab" from an OCer. It is doubly unfortunate that the victim was not only robbed of his firearm, but also murdered, and then later another person was murdered by the perps.
It would be interesting to find out what sort of holster Tyler was wearing, and what sort of gun he was carrying. I'd bet that it was NOT an active-retention holster (or even had a thumb-break retention strap), and that it was, in fact, a holster designed for CC, but for some reason he had it uncovered. I'm not faulting the victim, but it will be interesting to see just what the actual details of his mode of carry were, than allowed a 16-year-old kid to disarm him and steal his firearm.
However, this is not to blame the victim. The CAUSE of this event was NOT the mode of carry, the type of holster, or even the egregious lack of Situational Awareness of the victim.
The CAUSE was the depraved, sociopathic, utter disregard for human life displayed by the BG.
We need to put the blame where it REALLY belongs--on the CRIMINAL--because no matter HOW a law-abiding citizen is carrying a legally-possessed firearm, it can NEVER be stole and used for nefarious reasons if a CRIMINAL doesn't decide they want to prey on that law-abiding citizen.
However, everyone KNOWS that his story is OBVIOUSLY made-up, false, and fictional.
First off, the perps had felony convictions, so they were ineligible to possess a firearm. (the perp was convicted in 2010 of malicious wounding, grand larceny and burglary--when he was FIFTEEN YEARS OLD!!!)
Second, the perp was 16 years old, and therefore under Federal and VA law, it was illegal for him to possess a firearm even if he had a clean record, unless he was under direct adult supervision, and even then, carrying a handgun would not be legal.
Third, robbery, assault, and murder are ALL illegal, so there is no way that some kids would be engaged in this sort of activity.
And fourth, the victim, Tyler, had a CC permit, and everyone knows that those are magical talismans against any sort of violent crime...