Sunday, January 01, 2006

They tried to rob the wrong pizza guy

A pizza shop owner in Warren, OH, credits his CCW course with saving his life:
Near closing time Nov. 21, Madill got a delivery order to a high-crime area of Warren. He sent his help home, telling them he would make the delivery.

Arriving at the address, Madill knocked and was met by a person in a ski mask and a hooded sweatshirt. As he turned to run, he was ambushed by two similarly dressed accomplices who had approached from behind. The trio dragged him into the vacant house and began beating him. Repeatedly, he tried to shield himself from the attack while reaching for his wallet.

That's when he spotted a fourth person approaching with a knife. "It don't matter," he told the victim. "We're going to kill you anyway."
Lots of info in this one about CCW in Ohio and some word snapshots of some people who have them, plus other pro-gun stuff.

They quote three "basic tenets of gun safety" which are not the same as the Four Rules. I don't completely agree with their #3: "Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use." What does "ready to use" mean to you? To me it means I've come home from a day at the range, and I've just finished cleaning and re-assembling the gun. As far as I'm concerned, that makes it "ready to use." I may put it inside a safe box to make sure little hands don't get hold of it--a safe box that I can still open quickly if need be--but you can bet it's going to be loaded.

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