August 16, 2013

When seconds count, make sure your wife is licensed to carry … [Darleen Click]

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At around 4 a.m. Thursday, a man who does not want to be identified, said his brother was robbed by six men with guns at a Denny’s off the Gulf Freeway in southeast Houston.

“I don’t know if it was random or someone set him up. Because he got his own label,” said the victim’s brother.

His brother’s wife was in the restroom at the time, but when she exited the restroom she saw the group of suspected robbers. Police said that’s when she pulled out her gun and shot at them.

“She said she came out of the restroom and saw my brother on the floor. That’s when she started doing what she gotta do. She got a license and she’ll do anything to protect her kids and my brother,” he said.

Posted by Darleen @ 11:26am
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  1. She’s lucky she didn’t get shot. WTF are they doing out at Denny’s at 4am with their kids?

  2. leigh

    I don’t believe their kids were with them … I think the brother was making a generic statement of how fiercely protective wifey is.

  3. Okay. I still say she’s lucky she didn’t get shot. “Several armed guys” had her husband on the floor and she comes out of the bathroom shooting?

  4. leigh, shooting straight is hard under the best of conditions. Getting surprised by an attacker that starts shooting at you before you even know she is there would make it even harder. Add to that fact that the average robber/thug probably doesn’t spend much time at the range, and it really does become the old saying “bullets flying in every direction”. It almost becomes a matter of random chance – refer to the number of innocent kids shot in the typical drive-by shooting.

    The question in my mind is in what states would she be prosecuted for shooting first, given that the thieves weren’t attacking her?

  5. I know Scott. I was worried about hitting innocent bystanders. Most people who practice at a range don’t try to hit moving targets, either. It’s a lot harder than it looks, as I recall from my defensive shooting training.

  6. People act like there’s a safe path out of a situation like this.

    You let the robbers choose who dies or you choose. You do not have a clear choice of “no one dies” today. This is not television.

    So you choose.

  7. We’re the robbers going to kill him? Why escalate things?

  8. Were

    Stupid errant apostrophes.

  9. If six thugs have my husband on the ground I am NOT going to assume they are going to be serving him tea & cookies.

  10. Most petty thieves, armed or not, just want your cellphone and your wallet. What if she’d hit her husband? I’m all for self-defense, as I have made clear many times on this blog, it is a matter risks versus reward. Why are they robbing him anyway? Did they already grab the till or is he a foe of theirs?

  11. leigh, shooting straight is hard under the best of conditions. Getting surprised by an attacker that starts shooting at you before you even know she is there would make it even harder. Add to that fact that the average robber/thug probably doesn’t spend much time at the range, and it really does become the old saying “bullets flying in every direction”. It almost becomes a matter of random chance – refer to the number of innocent kids shot in the typical drive-by shooting.

    I know Scott. I was worried about hitting innocent bystanders. Most people who practice at a range don’t try to hit moving targets, either. It’s a lot harder than it looks, as I recall from my defensive shooting training.

    In other words, she shot as well as the average police officer.

  12. That was my fear, Ernst.

  13. I’m not going to second guess her decision to engage. I wasn’t there.

  14. Most petty thieves, armed or not, just want your cellphone and your wallet.

    Any big-city paper has reports on a fairly regular basis of an innocent robbery victim who handed over everything the robber demanded, and was shot dead.

    If a bunch of street thugs point a gun at me or someone I care about, they might as well be putting their guns in their own mouths for all the mercy they can expect from me.

  15. *** The mother told reporters the shooting occurred when one youth demanded money. ***

    So. What won’t they do?

  16. Exactly. Statistics don’t decide what happens; what happens decides the statistics.

    (Edit, next afternoon: as someone whose lips move when he reads, I have difficulty reading the last three words of the above, so I’ll rephrase below.)

    Statistics tell the past, not the future.

  17. kill bill is a good movie where you have womens shooting guns and such

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