Things are not always what they seem to be. I have come across numerous situations where a lethal weapon, such as a firearm, has been detrimental instead of life saving. I would like to share a few of these true stories with you.
One involved a good friend of mine that was working at a open all night store and gas station. A place that we called “stop and rob” stores back then. As protection, my friend chose to take a snub nose 38 handgun to work with him.
One night while he was attending the gas pumps, a man walked up to my friend with money in his hand to pay for just purchased fuel. Just as the man reached out to give my friend the money, he dropped it. As my friend reached down to pick it up, the man hit him over the head with a crow bar. My friend reached for his gun but could not take aim due to his injury. The man hit him again and took the gun from my friend. The man decided he wanted to keep the all the amunition in the gun and fled with some loot from the store. My friend ended up with a near fatal scull fracture and the man was later arrested and sent to prison.
What could have worked better in this situation is OC Pepper Spray. The pepper spray could have been aimed and fired in a general direction of the attacker’s face. The attacker would have been disoriented and blinded which may have saved my friend from the second blow of the crow bar.
My second incident is about a parent living in a two story house. This parent’s teenage daughter was asleep in a second story bedroom, a place that most people feel is safe from intruders from the outside.
This parent could not sleep and was watching TV at 4 o’clock in the morning. He heard a noise on the roof of the house. It sounded like someone was walking up the roof. Knowing that there was an accessible window from that side of the roof, the parent went to his safe, opened it and loaded his single action Ruger 44 magnum. ( Clint Eastwood made the 44 magnum famous in the movie Dirty Harry by declaring it the most powerful hand gun in the world). The parent took the gun upstairs and walked into his daughter’s bedroom just as the intruder was making his way through her window. The parent began to raise the gun to point it at the intruder and flinched, accidentally firing the cocked 44 magnum. The intruder was grazed in the head, knocking him out. He rolled off of the roof and landed in the home driveway.
What at first looked like an averted attack, turned into an almost tragic incident instead. The intruder turned out to be a stepson that had gotten drunk and was attempting to sneek back into the house without waking a parent.
What would have worked better here is a Taser. The Taser can shoot two darts that will stick to an attacker and shock for a period of thirty seconds, disrupting the ability of the attacker to control muscles. This can allow you to get family and yourself away and call for help. The Taser can also function as a stungun by pressing it against the attacker while delivering a shock.
The third story is about a married couple where the husband worked the graveyard shift. The husband had purchased a handgun and had his wife promise to keep the handgun near her for protection.
One night the husband became ill and went home sick. Not wanting to wake up his wife, the husband decided to sneek into the bedroom and slip into bed next to his wife. He was able to pull up the sheets before she shot him. Although not fatal, the marrage was not the same after that night.
What would have worked better here would have been a Stun Master stun gun. A stun gun disrupts the muscle actions of an attacker and can cause confusion and muscle disfunction. This can allow you to get away and call for help.
All three of these situations would have been better served by Non Leathal Weapons. They work as well in most situations and don’t leave you in that life long dread of having taken a life, especially if it was by mistake.
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