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."
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.
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.