One Good Guy: 1, THREE Armed Thugs: 0! Philly CCW holder emerges Victorious in a Real 2-way Gun Fight!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 22:01
Would-Be Victim Shoots Armed Robber: Police
By David Chang
Sunday, Jul 14, 2013
Updated 12:56 PM EDT
Police say an armed man turned the tables on three gunmen who tried to rob him.
One of the robbers was struck in the left hand and right leg, according to police. Police say the two other suspects dropped the wounded robber off at Hahnemann Hospital before fleeing the scene. The wounded suspect will be charged, according to investigators. The other two suspects remain on the loose.
The would-be victim was not injured in the shooting. Police say the man has a permit to carry his gun and no record. He will not be charged.
Wow, except this one, the now infamous 2009 Tucson, AZ home invasion where the homeowner thwarted FOUR armed thugs, one armed with an AR, with his own carbine:
the above Philly case is one of the few TRUE "Gun Fights" I've read about in recent years between a lawfully armed citizen vs. armed thugs, and the good guy coming out on top, without ANY injuries: 1 vs. 1 hospitalized 2 fled, soon to be jailed moron thugs!
UPDATE 1: on a related note, a few thoughts on lawful self-defense tips, from the pros:
BY Steven Harris
Posted on 07/14/2013
In no particular order, for non-LEOs and/or LEOs, as may be applicable:
· Train, read, practice. Document it. No matter what any prosecutor says, you can never be too prepared, too smart, or too good.
· Have a plan, maybe two or three. Remember Messrs. Murphy and Finagle lurk 24/7.
· Assume in a fight you will be grounded and/or unable to use one of your hands, even if not seriously injured. Select and position gear (and reloads and backup) accordingly.
· If you go hands-on with a younger, stronger, and quicker opponent, you will last 20 seconds or less if you are not in control. If you are doing something and it isn’t working, quickly try something else.
· Shot placement trumps all, except the mind.
· Don’t speak unnecessarily to law enforcement and never without counsel. Say only enough to convince them you were in the right. (Maybe you will not be arrested). Law enforcement officers are often friendly, but law enforcement is not your friend. Investigators have taken an oath to do their job properly. Assume (and hope) they will.
About Steven Harris
Steve Harris is an experienced attorney who has represented federal agents and local LEO's in duty related matters. He has written and lectured about officer involved shootings, civilian defensive shootings, and use of force laws, including Stand Your Ground. Steve has been a seasoned and active competitive handgun shooter for over 20 years.