Winston Churchill once said “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Words to the wise, as I once again suggest that an armed citizen should not engage criminals who are in the act of thievery. I took some major commentator-shaped flack for asserting that Texas home-owner Jason Lenox should not have detained an aspiring burglar at the point of a shotgun. Including some rather pointed remarks from Mr. Lenox and the neighbor in question. But I’m sticking to my guns: discretion is the better part of survival. For example, this Galco holster ad . . .
It’s perfectly clear that the car thieves are not aware of the presumed auto owner’s presence. The gun owner’s life is not in danger, never mind imminent danger. Drawing his weapon could even be seen as an act of provocation. The best bet: leave and call the cops. Done. What’s so important about this car (a Ford methinks) or what’s in it that’s makes it worth risking life and limb?
It should also be noted that there are two thieves. That’s twice as many chances to lose your life in defense of your beloved whip. And the deal’s going down in the proverbial empty parking garage, with the thieves’ back to the wall. These Hollywood-friendly circumstances vastly increase the odds that the bad guys will make a stand or counterattack.
I like Galco holsters. I like concealed carry. But I don’t like the idea that a gun in an [incredibly comfortable inside the waist band] holster makes it possible to stupid things. But it does, doesn’t it?