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Forum: General Talk 07-21-2012, 10:21 PM  
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Posted By PPPPPP42
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Umm, ok sorry when this went to bickering I just skipped to the end, but as a pro gun person I still think the guy was a moron for stopping the robbery. At every place I have worked you are fired if you attempt to stop a robbery unless the person is actually attacking the staff because the company values employee and customer lives more than their money, why should a random person care more?
From the unconfirmed account I am seeing and reading his skills were poor enough that indeed if it was anything but scared punks he would be dead. You never shoot anything you aren't willing to kill, especially when its an armed target, and I don't feel his skills were sufficient to allow him to have a CC liscence.

I'm very much for revamping the concealed carry laws so that a serious competency test is required every renewal. It is possible in my home state of WI to get a concealed carry handgun permit without ever having actually seen a handgun in your life, I'm not joking. MN on the other hand does it better and requires a class with a competency test (which still isn't a strict enough test in my opinion).

I can put every bullet in the magazine of my gun (in this case its a compact and its 13 rounds of 9mm) in a tight enough group on a target 10 meters away that I can cover it with both hands. Now considering that I'm taking a full second between shots to aim and the target isn't moving I consider that the minimum level of competency a person should have before they can go flailing around with a pistol in an uncontrolled environment. On a fast draw in a panic with little or no time to aim at a likely moving target I could expect no better than a center mass hit and I actually practice those sorts of things.

When it comes down to it if I were in a park and someone made it clear that they were taking my camera or my life, I would take theirs instead because I consider my camera more valuable to me than their life, since it is my main source of happiness in my life and would take 2 years for me to save up for another setup like I have at the minimum. If you don't feel the same you are free to act however you like, just don't expect everyone to play by those rules.

I believe when a person chooses to commit a crime with threat of violence, they have chosen to gamble their life against the possible prize they will gain if they succeed.
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