click2houston.com has a video of an armed robbery [click on the link to view]. You see the armed suspect bring the pistol very close to the victim. It’s an opportunity for the victim to successfully attempt to disarm him. The victim uses both hands to grab the pistol to lever it away from the suspect. Eventually, the suspect flees the scene, chased by the now armed victim. From click2houston.com . . .
The man then pulled out a gun and demanded money.
The owner, who asked to be called Enrique, and the man began to struggle, and the man punched Enrique multiple times in the face. The two men wrestled each other to the ground.
There are important lessons here for those who chose to go about armed. If you’re holding someone at gun point, don’t get within arm’s length of them. The minimum acceptable distance: five feet. Don’t push the gun out in front of you within easy grabbing distance of the person you are holding at gunpoint. You’re practically begging them to attempt a disarm. Keep the gun back by your side, if you must be close. Use your off-hand to defend the gun.
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