Reply Sat 24 Jun, 2006 06:13 pm
Florida Today, Melbourne, FL, 06/19/05

Christine Peacock was pulling through a fast-food drive-through
when a man ordered her to stop and hand over her belongings.

Because she was in her boyfriend's car,
the normally unarmed Ms. Peacock had a gun handy.
When she drew it, the mere sight of the firearm
caused the would-be robber to flee the scene.

It was a scary incident that completely changed Ms. Peacock's opinion
of concealed carry. "I didn't believe that everybody should carry a gun
at all times; I thought it was too overprotective," she said.
"I plan on enrolling in a concealed weapons permit class,
and purchasing my own gun [to have] with me at all times."
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Chai
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jun, 2006 05:27 pm
My first question is....If she was in a car, and the man was not armed, why didn't she just speed away?

Even if his hands were on her, he'd be no match for a car.

Was he armed with a knife or other weapon?

If there was someone in front of her, she could either have blasted her horn, or if she felt her life was threatened, bash into the car in front of her, or throw it into reverse and bash whoever was behind her...either way, she would have created a commotion.

This story doesn't give enough information as to if a concealed weapon was justified or not.


Needing to be prepared does not necessarily mean relying on a gun, it means being prepared in your head.


I read where this woman, at a gas station, saw she was being approached by a stranger, who was either reaching into a pocket or doing something threatening.
Before he got any closer, she said really loudly "Oh HI! Remember me? I'm Joe's sister!
The man, obviously knowing someone named Joe, just turned away and walked.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jun, 2006 01:33 am
Chai Tea wrote:
My first question is....If she was in a car, and the man was not armed, why didn't she just speed away?

As u indicate below, her path might have been obstructed.
We don 't know.
Maybe she chose to bravely remain
to carry out her purchase.
What she did was faster n easier.

If he was sufficiently frieghtened,
maybe he will stop robbing, for his good health.




Quote:

Even if his hands were on her, he'd be no match for a car.

It wud be an error
to wait until his hands were on her before taking defensive action;
maybe a fatal mistake,
or one that causes her injuries that she wud prefer to avoid.

In defensive emergencies, procrastination is unwise.
" He who hesitates is lost. "


Quote:

Was he armed with a knife or other weapon?

If there was someone in front of her, she could either have blasted her horn, or if she felt her life was threatened, bash into the car in front of her, or throw it into reverse and bash whoever was behind her...either way, she would have created a commotion.

and created civil litigation against HER
from the victimized motorists



Quote:

This story doesn't give enough information
as to if a concealed weapon was justified or not.

It does.
His declaring a robbery and demanding her property
was sufficient to the occasion.



Quote:

Needing to be prepared does not necessarily mean relying on a gun,
it means being prepared in your head.

That might not be enuf.

In a defensive emergency,
u bet your life on your defensive strategy,
so it better be a good one.

Incidentally, I concieved the title to this thead,
so, as the author of the title, I can assure u that what u said
is NOT what it means
.




Quote:

I read where this woman, at a gas station, saw she was being approached by a stranger, who was either reaching into a pocket or doing something threatening.
Before he got any closer, she said really loudly "Oh HI! Remember me? I'm Joe's sister!
The man, obviously knowing someone named Joe, just turned away and walked.

OK.
U can do that, if u choose; its YOUR life that u r wagering,
but your fellow citizens r not limited to that.
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jun, 2006 01:33 am
Chai Tea wrote:
My first question is....If she was in a car, and the man was not armed, why didn't she just speed away?

As u indicate below, her path might have been obstructed.
We don 't know.
Maybe she chose to bravely remain
to carry out her purchase.
What she did was faster n easier.

If he was sufficiently frieghtened,
maybe he will stop robbing, for his good health.




Quote:

Even if his hands were on her, he'd be no match for a car.

It wud be an error
to wait until his hands were on her before taking defensive action;
maybe a fatal mistake,
or one that causes her injuries that she wud prefer to avoid.

In defensive emergencies, procrastination is unwise.
" He who hesitates is lost. "


Quote:

Was he armed with a knife or other weapon?

If there was someone in front of her, she could either have blasted her horn, or if she felt her life was threatened, bash into the car in front of her, or throw it into reverse and bash whoever was behind her...either way, she would have created a commotion.

and created civil litigation against HER
from the victimized motorists



Quote:

This story doesn't give enough information
as to if a concealed weapon was justified or not.

It does.
His declaring a robbery and demanding her property
was sufficient to the occasion.



Quote:

Needing to be prepared does not necessarily mean relying on a gun,
it means being prepared in your head.

That might not be enuf.

In a defensive emergency,
u bet your life on your defensive strategy,
so it better be a good one.

Incidentally, I concieved the title to this thead,
so, as the author of the title, I can assure u that what u said
is NOT what it means
.




Quote:

I read where this woman, at a gas station, saw she was being approached by a stranger, who was either reaching into a pocket or doing something threatening.
Before he got any closer, she said really loudly "Oh HI! Remember me? I'm Joe's sister!
The man, obviously knowing someone named Joe, just turned away and walked.

OK.
U can do that, if u choose; its YOUR life that u r wagering,
but your fellow citizens r not limited to that.
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Thu 29 Jun, 2006 01:42 am
Chai Tea wrote:
My first question is....If she was in a car, and the man was not armed, why didn't she just speed away?

As u indicate below, her path might have been obstructed.
We don 't know.
Maybe she chose to bravely remain
to carry out her purchase.
What she did was faster n easier.

If he was sufficiently frieghtened,
maybe he will stop robbing, for his good health.




Quote:

Even if his hands were on her, he'd be no match for a car.

U r THEORIZING here.
This already happened in a well publicized case in Texas.
If I remember accurately,
after a minor traffic accident,
an unarmed motorist approached the driver of a pick-up truck
with which he had collided and began repeatedly striking him in the face,
causing grievous personal injuries, including permanent loss of hearing in the left ear, and several more shocking injuries,
before the pick-up truck driver fatally shot his assailant.
For the rest of his life, he will remember how long he took
to begin to defend himself.

It wud have been an error for her
to have waited until his hands were on her
before taking defensive action; maybe a fatal mistake,
or one that causes her injuries that she wud prefer to avoid.

In defensive emergencies, procrastination is unwise.
" He who hesitates is lost. "


Quote:

Was he armed with a knife or other weapon?

If there was someone in front of her, she could either have blasted her horn, or if she felt her life was threatened, bash into the car in front of her, or throw it into reverse and bash whoever was behind her...either way, she would have created a commotion.

and created civil litigation against HER
from the victimized motorists



Quote:

This story doesn't give enough information
as to if a concealed weapon was justified or not.

It does.
His declaring a robbery and demanding her property
was sufficient to the occasion.



Quote:

Needing to be prepared does not necessarily mean relying on a gun,
it means being prepared in your head.

That might not be enuf.

In a defensive emergency,
u bet your life on your defensive strategy,
so it better be a good one.

Incidentally, I concieved the title to this thead,
so, as the author of the title, I can assure u that what u said
is NOT what it means
.




Quote:

I read where this woman, at a gas station, saw she was being approached by a stranger, who was either reaching into a pocket or doing something threatening.
Before he got any closer, she said really loudly "Oh HI! Remember me? I'm Joe's sister!
The man, obviously knowing someone named Joe, just turned away and walked.

OK.
U can do that, if u choose; its YOUR life that u r wagering,
but your fellow citizens r not limited to that.
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Thu 29 Jun, 2006 01:54 am
I am sorry for the triple post.
I 'd remove 2 of them,
but I don 't see the means to do that.


I was struggling to get an answer in,
with no results, trying n trying and polishing a little bit,
and then finding that thay ALL went in,
and I can 't get the extra ones out.

Sorry.

David
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