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    We live in The South and carry pistols.

    There is "usually" a warning shot to indicate that it is time to stop running.
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    due to the high cost of ammo no warning shots will be fired
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    Wow,, I'm really sorry to hear about all this criminal activity and violence. When I was living in NYC,, that sort of stuff never happened.
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    that is surprising considering were you used to live
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    It's so strange that colour, height, weight can all change between eye witnesses. Must make the investigators go

    Things happen so fast that most times its over and the brain is still processing. Then we all go done the "What if" thinking mode.
    Like I thought "What if" it happened a minute later and I just happen to open the car door and the perp. ran into the door edge?
    All it really depends on is who is paying attention.

    Not heroism, but i did probably save two guys once. We were demolishing a metal lath and plaster wall in 100 year old department store. It was a strange partition for a store window display, about 2-1/2" thick and lathed on both sides of 1" rolled steel channel. A lot like other partitions we had demolished in the same building but much thicker. The three of us were cutting it out in 4' sqaures with a 12" circular saw. Messy dusty work.

    Anyways I had to go use the Porta-John. Come back and I see all that is holding up the soffit above the storefront is the two 2" X 3" kingstuds of a door frame, and one of my partners was about to cut a kingstud! I could see from a distance while I was walking up that the whole thing was starting to buckle and my two partners were underneath the whole mess!

    I just unplugged their power from where I was fifty feet away and called the two over. They just stood there and look at me like "WTF!?", so I says " The foreman wants to talk to you". They come over to me and I explained the situation- "Some poor S.O.B has to sneak in there, chain up a king stud, and we will pull the stud and let it drop".

    As soon as the words were out of my mouth both kingstuds broke, and half a ton of lath and plaster soffit came swinging down. It was still held up on the window side of the store display so when it swung down it went crashing through the window and right out into the street. It would probably have took us all if we were underneath that soffit.

    That was almost three decades ago, and I still have nightmares about what could have happened.My work partners and i were all o.k. though, all because I had to drop a duce in the Porta-John. And I was paying attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    We live in The South and carry pistols.

    There is "usually" a warning shot to indicate that it is time to stop running.
    Then it goes like a story a retired Pen. officer told me this morning. Fed. inmate escaped, officers were issued 38cal. pistols. Officer came across the inmate in the bush, inmate says it's not the first time he's been shot, and bolts it.
    Officer shoots warning shot and inmates goes over a steep incline and with officer aiming at his heels and fires.
    Incline and the running of the inmate got a thigh hit.
    So the warning shot just made the guy into a scared rabbit.
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    We live in The South and carry pistols.

    There is "usually" a warning shot to indicate that it is time to stop running.
    Question,Whats a warning shot?
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    Lots of folks here who have the need to intervene when needed. Most people aren't that way. Some others used to be, but have been kicked in the head enough to where they've been conditioned to stay put. As others have said, I'm not wired that way. Fortunately I live where there is virtually nothing wrong happening - otherwise, I'd probably be dead by now.

    It's (in "my" opinion) the same instinct that fire fighters have when going into a burning structure, and I suppose the same as LEO's have when choosing that as a career. All I know for certain is, I never EVER want to be sitting around afterwards asking myself, "Why didn't I do something?" Just couldn't live with that.
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