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2015: The year of guns – CNN.com

There’s a pervasive belief that any attempt to tighten gun laws would be futile because too many politicians are afraid to defy the NRA. But CNN’s John Blake points out that there are at least four examples from American history — including two snatched from recent headlines — in which ordinary people and unforeseen events defeated a seemingly invincible lobbying group, and hardly anyone saw it coming.

Source: 2015: The year of guns – CNN.com

Attacker steals man’s concealed handgun in Walmart bathroom

Hint: If someone goes for your gun, the fight is on.

File under: Don’t get smoked with your own gun – please.

Interested to hear the story from the victims point of view, his training failed him. Seems that his concealment system failed him, as did his situational awareness, options to avoid, and his assertiveness. 

“A man with a concealed weapon permit was assaulted in a Walmart bathroom Thursday night and had his handgun stolen, Medford police said.

The 25-year-old permit holder entered the Walmart at 1360 Center Drive around 9 p.m., police said. He had a Springfield XD 40-caliber handgun in a holster in the back of his waistband, and his shirt covered the weapon.

The man went into the store bathroom and was followed by a white man in his mid 30s who was about 6 feet 2 inches tall and wearing an Oakland Raiders T-shirt, police said in a news release.

In the bathroom, the man wearing the Raiders shirt unsuccessfully attempted to snatch the gun from the 25-year-old’s waistband, then punched the man in the face, knocking him to the ground, police reports say. The suspect then grabbed the gun, pointed it at the 25-year-old and ordered him to leave. The victim complied and ran into the employee break room. Police were called to the store at 9:17 p.m. Thursday, records show.”

(Via.) MailTribune.com

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