“I felt him change his gait, and at the time I had by bag here,” 23-year-old Kim Lamphere told wfaa.com, motioning by her side, “and I put it on my shoulder, just to hold it safe.” Sure, hold your bag safe, lady. Good luck with that. Especially as you were walking down a relatively deserted street on a Saturday night at the time. Alone. Unarmed. So when the bad guy got all up in your face and said “Lady, I’ve got a gun, give me your bag!” you were more-or-less completely SOL. Oh wait . . .
They struggled, and in those panicked seconds, our witness ran over to help and changed everything.
“When he said, ‘I’ll shoot you,’ then it was, we’re in real danger right now,” she said. “I just pulled my gun and said, ‘Drop it.'”
She has a concealed handgun license, and when she pointed her Glock at Koroma, he ran. He took all of Lanphere’s money, but no one was hurt, thanks to a moment from earlier that morning.
As my father used to say (in his thick Hungarian accent), how ’bout them apples? So we get a happy ending and a cautionary tale for those who don’t consider armed self-defense a key component of personal safety, yes? Carry a gun! Not so fast, Mr. Bond . . .
“As I’m about to walk out of the house, something just told me, ‘You might want to carry the gun tonight,'” the witness said.
Never in the three years she’s been licensed had she ever carried it with her, until Saturday night.
A concealed carry permit holder happened to have her gun on her when a fellow citizen needed help. What are the odds? A LOT lower than they should have been. She should have had her handgun on her anytime she stepped out the door of her house for one simple reason: criminals don’t make appointments.
If they did there’d be a lot more Texans open carrying long guns. I digress. But I don’t want to die – not with “I should have worn a gun today” as the last thought in my head. Anyway . . .
If you think you know how to calculate the odds of needing a gun to the point where you leave your gat at home, remember the old John Lennon adage, “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” Because the same holds true for death. Just sayin’ . . . [h/t SR, archangel187]