John Lott: “The fact of how this attack was stopped is only very briefly mentioned once at the very end of the piece” by Robert Farago | Jan 01, 2011 | 5 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments JOE MATAFOME says: January 1, 2011 at 18:50 Looks like the gun owner saved the day. Reply mikeb302000 says: January 5, 2011 at 02:39 I thought you weren’t supposed to “flash” a gun. Haven’t you told us that drawing a gun should only be done when you’re about to shoot it and otherwise it should stay holstered, or in the car? It’s really a terrible comment on society when a group of teenagers decide to rough-up a couple, but I don’t think a gun is that answer. Reply eggyknap says: January 6, 2011 at 14:16 I wonder what the answer is, then? Let them beat you up and then give them an “I’m disappointed in your behavior” look? Reply Sgt Eugene Tackleberry says: January 6, 2011 at 14:49 You’re correct in thinking that “flashing” a gun is against the law. However, depending on the laws where you’re located, it is perfectly legal to “brandish” your deadly weapon in an attempt to thwart an attack (self-defense purposes), as opposed to immediately escalating the situation from not using a gun to discharging it. Would that not be the preferred outcome of any situation in which a gun is brandished? Are you not relieved to know that the good samaritan didn’t have to shoot anyone, and that nobody died? Personally, I’d consider that a more successful outcome than if I actually had to shoot someone. Reply Eric Cantona says: October 14, 2016 at 14:10 It looks like they took it down. why? Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.