“A Jonesboro store that has been robbed several times in the past hired a security guard to keep the store safe,” liveleak.com reports. “While on watch, the security guard noticed a man approaching the store wearing a mask. When the masked-man opened the door, the guard saw the robber had a weapon, and drew his own gun in defense. However, the security guard’s weapon was on safe, but luckily, the robber was a bad aim and shot the door instead.” GLOCK Fan Boyz unite! Your blog post is at hand! Anyway, that could have turned out nasty. My most important takeaway . . .
the guard had no business positioning himself by the [darkened] door like that. As events proved, denying himself space denied him time to react which almost denied him his life.
OK, let’s give the man props for his lightning quick draw. But a fat lot of good that would have done him if the robber or robbers had come storming in with a baseball bat. Or had spent five seconds checking out the locale before entering. Or entered without a mask. He would have never seen it coming.
So to those of you who sit with your back to the wall and check entrances and exits wherever you go, who look for cover and concealment before you need it, bravo! Because where you position yourself could mean the difference between life and death.