Rob- Introduction- Welcome to episode 91 of Self-Defense Gun Stories. This podcast is for people who might want a firearm.. and for those who already have one. I’m your host, Rob Morse, and firearms instructor Jeff Street is our co-host this week..
Jeff- Each week we discuss three recent examples of armed defense. Our first story took place last week in Chicago, Illinois. Here is the story.
You work at as a night clerk. Three young men enter your store shortly before midnight. All of them are wearing masks or bandanas over their face. One of them pulls a gun out of his pocket. He points the gun at you and demands the money from the cash register. You draw your gun and shoot the armed robber with the gun. Then, you aim at the robber nearest you, but he is running from the store with his other accomplice. You step into the back of the store and call police.
The same store was robbed last week. You (was it the same clerk?) gave them your money and the robbers left. A clerk in North Carolina was murdered after he gave the robbers / thieves the money they demanded.
Jeff- These robbers were not expecting resistance. Earlier when the store was robbed it was only one unmasked robber.
In order to rob you there has to be an immediate credible threat of death or serious bodily harm.
These are the same requirements that justify your use of deadly force.
It was a gut shot, but it worked. Don’t count on that. In most cases a high center chest shot is what we are looking for.
Our second story happened last week in East Chicago.
You work at a cell phone store. The store is busy since it is early in the evening. A customer dashes up to the counter. You are are in the show area of the store and not behind the counter. Now you notice that the customer is wearing a mask and has a gun pointed at the clerk behind the counter. The robber demands the money from the cash register. The clerk complies and gives the robber the money. You shoot the robber and he falls to the floor. Several of you call police.
Jeff- Falling to the floor is a fairly good indication of compliance. This was a headshot by a security guard Not a security monitor. I’m sure the Robber cased the the store before deciding to rob it. Yet there was an armed guard? Maybe the armed guard was in plain clothes? Keep your Gun on him until you are absolutely sure that he is no longer a threat. If you can move into a position where you can cover him without him being able to see what your doing and you can see his hands, then do so. Then call 911. Even if someone else already called you need your voice recorded calling 911. As of now the robber is in the hospital and yet unidentified so im guessing he is in a comma.
Our third story happened last week in Chicago.
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It is a few hours after midnight. You’re parking your car. As you stop the car in the parking lot, and stranger approaches you. You get out of your car and the stranger draws a gun and tries to rob you. You have your Illinois concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You present your firearm and shoot your attacker once in the chest. You run away and call police.
Jeff- Chest shot Great Shot Placement.
Jeff- Parking lots are dangerous places even at home. As i’m slowing my car to parking speed i unbuckle my seatbelt. Whenever possible i back my car in. With the doors still locked i take a look around using my mirrors and windows, before i turn off the engine. If it’s at all dark i grab my flashlight before I get out of the car.
Exit- Rob- That wraps up this episode. Jeff, thank you for helping us today. Where can our listeners learn more about you?
Jeff- Our listeners can find me at Step by Step Gun Training in Naples Florida. We provide custom training courses as well as group classes. Our listeners can wish us merry christmas on the Step by Step Facebook page.
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Rob- I’m Rob Morse. We’ll be back next week with more Self-Defense Gun Stories, and merry christmas to all.