Deadly Force Decisions: Mistakes to Avoid
When a confrontation elevates to the point where you have to use deadly force, it is going to be a life-changing moment for you — no matter how that confrontation ends. That being said, there are mistakes you should avoid, to ensure that the outcome is positive for you and negative for the bad guys.
A recent surveillance video from a liquor store went viral when a thug with a sawed-off shotgun tried to rob the place and ended up getting shot by the mother-daughter team behind the counter. The confrontation ended with the bad guy in the hospital, which is good. However, the mother and daughter made two critical mistakes that could have made the situation end much, much worse.
First, their handguns were right next to the cash register. If an armed robber comes into a store, the cash register is exactly what they are going for. So, as Concealed Carry Magazine editor Kevin McCloskey states it: Don’t put your gun by the cash register! The thug in the surveillance video could have easily found the sidearm that was stashed there, and the encounter could have ended with the mother and daughter dead on the floor. Fortunately, he started to leave and then came back, giving them time to arm up and shoot him.
So, what was the second mistake that they made? Watch the video below for some sage advice on deadly force decisions with Mr. McCloskey to find out!