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Clerk Turns the Tables on the Armed Robber by Taking His Gun

This is a very amusing video of a shocking armed robbery where the guy getting robbed takes the gun from the attacker. It’s one of those, “did that just happen?” videos. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t stop there with the robber running off. The robber literally asks for the gun back and doesn’t leave when the cleark doesn’t return the gun. The clerk then makes the mistake of getting into a fist fight while holding a ranged weapon.

Firearms are ranged weapons. Staying away from the attacker is the best thing you can do when defending yourself with a firearm. Why get into a position where the criminal can take your weapon when you can simply stay at a distance?

That being said, excellent situational awareness on the clerk’s behalf. Criminals operate from ambush, so defenders do not get to set the initiative. We are always reacting to the attack, so maintain situational awareness and look for the right opportunity to turn the tables.

While it is a good thing the clerk survived this encounter, he’s lucky the armed robber didn’t want to risk murder charges. Against a more hardened criminal, the clerk would have been dead.

Brian Purkiss
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Brian Purkiss is a Christian, husband, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, proponent for individual liberty and Second Amendment rights, and a web developer. He primarily focues on USPSA and Run & Gun competitions, but enjoys most other forms of shooting competitions as well.


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