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This is not a story of CCW. Never the less, it is about a situation all of us with a CCW have considered how we should, or would, handle it.

The full story is here:

http://www.lvrj.com/news/13557332.html

Of primary interest are these parts of the story:

1) "Monday's incident reflected a growing trend among valley robberies in which victims are shot after complying with commands . . ."

2) "This guy did everything we would have asked him to do"

3) In an unrelated incident: "Inman was shot in the head by a man with a rifle after handing over the less than $100 in the register."

I remember my CCW instructor, an active duty LEO, advising my class that if we are being robbed at gunpoint to just let the BG take your wallet and leave. I'm not so sure his advice is the right advice anymore.

If you felt the BG posed a real threat to you regardless of your cooperation, would you take the risk and go for your handgun?
 

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well i dont currently carry.. at some point i would like to get my CHL though.

i've always heard, give up the wallet, if they still have the gun in your face it's time to act.

im gonna assume you're avg street thug / mugger is not particularly good with a gun.
i would probably try to side step while twisting their gun and drawling mine.. thats probably a lot easier said then done.. i've seen some different techniques for disarming someone with a pistol..

it's never sure fired or safe though but in a situation where you might attempt it the situation is already bad anyway so what do you have to lose?

i suppose i'd rather go down fighting.. but every situation is different.


EDIT: i guess i worry more about being shot from behind by surprise, if i am face to face with them at least i feel i gotta shot.
 

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I remember my CCW instructor, an active duty LEO, advising my class that if we are being robbed at gunpoint to just let the BG take your wallet and leave. I'm not so sure his advice is the right advice anymore.
it depends......some will take your wallet and run. others will take it and still shoot you. Check out the story from about a month ago, the original news article was removed from the newspaper's site.

http://www.claytoncramer.com/gundefenseblog/2007_12_01_archive.html

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Easton, Pennsylvania

From the December 6, 2007 Easton Daily Call:

Rob Pierce Jr.'s walk through Easton's West Ward for dinner at his fiancee's mother's house Tuesday almost cost him his life.

He was mugged by two men, one a self-proclaimed Crips gang member, the other wearing a hooded jacket and carrying a handgun, police said.

''It was like hell,'' Pierce, 27, of Easton said Wednesday night in a brief phone interview.
While being told to be quiet and cooperate, he was dragged across the street in the darkness and told he was going to be shot. But in an instant, the hunted became the hunter.

Pierce, who carries a handgun for protection, pulled out a .357 revolver and shot Maurice Cook of Easton, who had thrust a .45 handgun into Pierce's back and the side of his head.

Cook, 22, who was shot in the abdomen, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital-Fountain Hill, where he underwent surgery and was expected to survive, police said.

He and the other mugging suspect, Tyrone Wright, 22, of Newark, N.J., were charged Wednesday with robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy. Wright told a district judge he was recently freed from a New Jersey prison, where he had been held on a drug charge.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said the good guy won in a botched armed robbery. But at a news conference Wednesday, he also cautioned against a return to the vigilante days of the Wild West.

He said Pierce violated no law by protecting himself and will face no charges. ''Luckily, this time, the citizen won. I think Mr. Pierce acted responsibly.''

Morganelli said he supports laws that allow people to carry concealed weapons and hopes this latest shooting in the West Ward, the second in less than a week, sends a message to ''these young thugs'' that their victims might fight back.
 

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It's a tough call the guys got you cold so you have to decide to if he's gonna shoot. There are scenarios in various manuals that help you practice for this situation but realistically flight or fight is going to kick in.
 

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Jahfakin said:
it depends......some will take your wallet and run. others will take it and still shoot you.
Exactly. Leaving it up to the perpetrator is not an option to me. That is why I ordered my CCW. In my area of the country (Georgia), home invasions are on the rise. It seems like criminals are getting more and more bold and more evil too.

I have decided not to be a victim, not to lie there and put my life or death into the hands of a criminal hoping he (or she) doesn't harm me or my family. I will take action early if in an aggressive situation has been thrust upon me.
 
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