Firearms Friday: Brandishing

From the great John Farnam, a fine piece on the dangers of misusing your handgun

On Monday, a woman loading groceries into her car in a  Murfreesboro, TN shopping center parking lot was approached by a man who asked  her for a light  for his cigarette.

The woman responded by producing a pistol and pointing it at  him.  He ran away immediately and called 911, saying he had been threatened  by a person with a gun.

When police arrived, they were told by the woman that the man who approached her represented an immediate and dangerous threat .  However,  investigators concluded that physical evidence, combined with witness  statements, did not support that contention.  Her fear may have been  “real,” but it was not “reasonable.”

Please read the whole thing, and remember that Mr F is a strong advocate for concealed carry and vigorous self-defense. The answer? Get good training, and practice the art. Perishable skills perish!

Über vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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