Friday, March 11, 2016

Everyman's Evening Eyeful




 
All the best,
GB

She Kept Pulling The Trigger Until It Went Bang...

...and that had me thinking she was one lucky woman or that maybe she did something else in there that she does not remember doing. I am referring to a woman in Louisville, KY parking garage who was stalked and then accosted by a dirtbag who tried to overpower her and who threatened her with a knife. More here.

A self defense shooting is a stressful situation, it can play tricks on your memory by making it sharp as a razor's edge on some things and by turning it into a blank slate relative to other things. So while you may remember your attacker's description, what he attempted to do to you that warranted a deadly force response from you, what weapon he was holding, how you drew your weapon and that you fired but only after pulling the trigger several times, you may forget that you tapped-racked-reengaged to clear a malfunction. Why? Who can say with certainty!

Of course, your mind, sometimes in like situations, can add memories of things that never took place . It is quite possible this woman squeezed the trigger only once but because of the stress remembers having done so several times before her pistol fired. Then again, maybe that is exactly the way it happened. She squeezed the trigger and it did not fire and she repeatedly pulled back on the trigger over and over again and the little 32 caliber Beretta Tomcat that she was holding finally went bang. It could have been a primer issue, a firing pin/striker issue, a spring issue, the gun being fouled, the pistol being out of battery or whatever. If it was one of these issues, she truly was lucky that it went off at all.

Regardless though, it did go off and she shot her attacker in the neck. He hastily departed. She saved her own life because she had the mindset to do so instead of being stupid enough to think that calling 911 would have a blue knight behind the shield suddenly appear and come to her rescue.

All the best,
GB

Everyman's Evening Eyeful




All the best,
GB
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