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Army MP shot in head, pummels shooter into submission

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ZeroX, Oct 1, 2004.

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  1. ZeroX

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    http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2004/09/29/news/news01.txt

    Wow.

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  2. armoredman

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    25 ACP? 32 ACP? BB gun? Doesn't matter, what luck.:cool:
     
  3. Indy7373

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    Tough guy. Good for him.
     
  4. SunBear

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    There's a huge, very, very, VERY important lesson here for the goblins of the world (not that they'll read it here). In our society it is often impossible to tell the sheep from the sheepdogs.:neener: There are not only millions of former military folks out here but a growing corps of trained and armed folks who are not gonna take it! Goblins beware. We're housebroken but not de-fanged! :evil:
     
  5. TallPine

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    He must be one heck of a plumber, too .... :D
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

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    Go Army! I see his training came in handy and I hope the miscreants spend a long time if not perpetuity behind bars for attempted murder.

    It's one heckuva a rotten homecoming. You're out there protecting your country, your loved ones and your way of life and to come home to this BS.:fire: The soldier deserves credit for his self restraint and not killing those bozos.
     
  7. NMshooter

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    I thought everybody knew you can't shoot an Army MP in the head with a pistol. Too much concrete...:neener:
     
  8. Atticus

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    "We're housebroken but not de-fanged!"

    He's a brave and tough individual ..but...it was in Taxachussetts, and he was defanged. As usual, the criminal was armed and the law abiding good guy was not.
     
  9. Carlos Cabeza

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    I think that woman needed a few punches to the head too ! Good thing MP's are hard headed. :D My uncle Vic was an MP and he is one tough SOB.
     
  10. KRAUTGUNNER

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    That's a REALLY tough fellow! :what:
     
  11. 45R

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    Thats one good outcome!
     
  12. middy

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    MPs have to be tough. Just think of the people they have to police. A bunch of young, fit, and aggressive men...

    Well done on his part.
     
  13. Devonai

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    He got lucky, which is good because I can't imagine the kind of bad luck that gets you assaulted almost completely at random like that. I have no doubt that his military experience created his fighting mentality.

    I also have no doubt that a guy with a background like this would have no trouble getting a pistol permit. If he was a Boston resident, maybe, but most other municipalities are more reasonable. If he was not armed, it was by choice. Massachusetts may suck but don't blame the Commonwealth unless we find out later that he applied for a permit and was rejected.
     
  14. cslinger

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    I don't care what I am armed with. If I shoot you in the head and all it seems to do is piss you off then I am going to start thinking to myself..."Awww damnnnnn"

    Good for the MP. Glad the Lord was watching over him that day. Boy does this guy win the best drinking story portion of the night when out with his buddies.

    Chris
     
  15. shermacman

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    Another important point here: even if the Good Guy were armed, it takes time to pull from your concealed carry holster. The Bad Guy already had the drop on him. The only course of action is to go to hand to hand combat. In a roll around on the ground fight you are never going to be able to pull your gun and get a clean shot off.

    And, yes, in Massachusetts the CCW permit process is no where near as bad as is commonly thought.
     
  16. Mikul

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    Does this remind anyone a bit of "Under Seige?" He's just a plumber sounds a lot like "I'm the cook."
     
  17. wmenorr67

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    OOPS!

    See what trying to be polite gets you? Bet the BG think twice about who they pick on next time.
     
  18. Stinkyshoe

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    As great as it is that there are young tough guys that don't cower down when the heat is on, it saddens me to think that there would be someone so selfish and worthless, to try and take a mans life, a man who spend two tours in military service in harms way...over money and a car. I am glad Mr. Bailey is okay and that he beat the crap out of the guy. We need more guys like him.
     
  19. Robert J McElwain

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    All those tours of duty, and he has to come back home to get shot.:fire:

    Bob
     
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    He was very, very lucky. Welcome to Kerry's gun-free utopia.

    Shot in the head in Braintree. Interesting.
     
  21. strambo

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    Good for him.

    He did get lucky though and I'm not talking about the first shot. Once he had him on the ground and disarmed, but not out of commission (he only punched the guy once) he then turned his back on his primary assailant and went after the girl in the car. The primary assailant then picked up the gun and they had a "do over." Once you get a lethal threat down make sure he can't get up to stab/shoot you in the back as you deal with the other threats.

    You don't necessarily have to kill them (situation dependent) but stomping and crushing into the concrete the guys knee and/or ankle as you get up and move towards the other threat would help. Also that would prevent the girl from kicking you in the head as your dealing with the first guy...again.

    I don't want to seam like an armchair QB..the good guy won thats awesome! I like to learn from every situation and from others though...so I don't have to learn it the hard way myself.
     
  22. OH25shooter

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    He is definately an "Army of One."
     
  23. Keaner

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    Ah hey guys, long time lurker, first time poster:

    Im at school in boston so I saw this story on the TV news the night. There it had pictures and an actual interview with the guy, which seems to go slightly agianst the story in this news report.

    According to the TV news:

    MP and brother see car blocking enterance, drive around (he said he went over a part of the curb), and says (sarcasticly) "Nice Parking spot!". The Car starts moving toward him, so he moves quickly to a spot.

    A guy jumps out of the back of the car, with a gun (reportedly a 9mm). The MP runs toward the guy, and takes him down with a barrage of punches, but not before taking a graze from the 9mm. Once he finished beating the gunman into submission, our hero notices the female not-so-do-gooder running away. He chases her a short( got the impression it was like 20 feet) distance, holds her down, and waits for the police.

    Both bad guys( or bad guy and girl for those who care about PC) were arrested, and our hero went briefly to the hospital where he got what looked like 10+ HUGE stitches.

    That is about as much as i remember from the TV (i think the local CBS feed).
     
  24. Shootcraps

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    Two maggots in jail and the good guy is in fine shape. Hurrah for our side!!
     
  25. Evil_Ed

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    Tought guy... I am amazed the criminal didn't have that little voice in the back of his head go "oh, sh**" of course that's probably the same little voice that says "don't rob people" and was out to lunch right then.

    Seriously, to those that are doing the after action analisys... He got shot in the head before he left bad guy 1 to go after the girl stealing the car, the concussion probably dazed him so he wasn't exactly in the most coherent frame of mind by the time he made the decision to engage BG #2.
     
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