Below is an older armed robbery¬† video showing four individuals returning home from¬†an evening out on the town.¬†They are hanging out in an apartment complex entrance area.¬† Everything looks fine until they let an individual in the secured building and he pulls a¬†revolver out of his waist band to rob them.¬† Now in the video, all four of the victims attempt to disarm the robber, which ends with one being seriously injured and another dead.¬† The robber gets away.
My Monday morning quarterbacking of the video is as follows:
- They should not have let him in.
- Since they did let him in, they should have been more aware of his demeanor and noticed the gun printing under his t-shirt (you can see it on the film).¬† They should have treated him as an unknown and a potential threat, instead of¬†letting him get the weapon into action.
- Since he got the drop on them, they should have complied until he was more vulnerable and/or he upped the ante beyond money and wallets.
- If they were going to take his gun away, they should have had that as¬†their singular focus, instead of trying to beat the guy up at the same time.¬† They should of focused on keeping the muzzle pointed away from themselves and/or directly at him until it was secured. It is horrible that this happened to these guys, but we can definitely train from it.
Here is the scenario, you and 3 friends are hanging out in a public area and an individual walks by only to turn and produce a gun demanding all your money.¬† The guy is no farther than 3 yards with a gun shifting from one person to the next.¬† What do you do?¬† What do you do if you are CCW?¬† What if you are not carrying? Enjoy.