Home Concealed Carry John Lott: “The fact of how this attack was stopped is only... Concealed CarryCrime and Punishment 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 - January 1, 2011 5 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR District Court Judge Blocks Part of Maryland’s ‘Sensitive Places’ Concealed Carry Ban Law Gun Review: FN Reflex and Reflex MRD Micro Compact 9mm Pistols CRPA, SAF, GOA and Others Jointly File Federal Lawsuit Challenging California’s Carry Restriction Law 5 COMMENTS Looks like the gun owner saved the day. Reply 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 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 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 It looks like they took it down. why? Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.