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CCW folks do not be this guy...

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News Release: 06/211/0388/RJP/(1)

July 31, 2006

Man robbed in the Centreville area.

About 4:10 a.m. Sunday, July 30, officers were called to the area of Newton Patent Drive and Newton Tavern Drive. A 21-year-old Centreville-area man was robbed while walking on Newton Patent Drive. Two suspects approached the victim from behind, and placed a metal object up to the victim’s head. The suspects took the victim’s hand gun which he was openly carrying. The suspect’s then fled the area. The victim was not injured.

The suspects were described as black males wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this incident or these suspects is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.
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True... though not being aware of your surroundings is what got this guy. Hard to believe he didn't hear these guys coming. Guess goes to show you can never let your guard when you open carry. I suppose you would EXPECT people to be coming after you.
 

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True... though not being aware of your surroundings is what got this guy. Hard to believe he didn't hear these guys coming. Guess goes to show you can never let your guard when you open carry. I suppose you would EXPECT people to be coming after you.
No, walking around with a shoot/hit me I'm a moron sign on his hip was the catalyst.
Lack of situational awareness or even being run up on as he BG(s) got the jump on him is secondary.

Civilian open carry is FTL.
Doing so advertises to BGs that you are a moron telling them up front exactly what kind of mark & teeth you have, as opposed to might have.
It's like how hyena know right off hand that to take down a water buffalo all they have to do is stay clear of the hello look at me I'm dangerous horns on it's head. While if they try to attack in a pack, and like human BGs they most often attack with benefit of numbers to increase their odds of success, they can bring down otherwise dangerous defensive game many times larger than themselves.

I've said this multiple times at OT in regard to the street and defensiveness in general; think like a water buffalo.
Had this guy known to do so, understood his jungle, been aware of his environment, not advertised his power factor and by association weakness to all comers, and not had his only means of defense out & open...he'd likely not have been targeted and if so his own odds would have gone up toward survival at a minimum muchless defeating the hyena.
He's fortuntate they didn't just clock him over the head and knock his dumb ass out or atleast incapacitate him well and good, which is what I'd have done with such a mark. Or worst kindly ask for his weapon, which from the jump they knew he had, where, and had planned before hand a method to acquire it easily, only to as per plan or Devil mademe do it impulse decide to use his weapon on and against him.

Thats called taking the bull by the horns, and this guy learned first hand how it's done.
Just because it's legal everywhere doesn't make it right for everyone, leave the open carry to police and military...who themselves carry commonly carry a hideout or BuG of some sort when walking streets.
A civilian open carrying is I hate to say it because it's cliche but just asking for trouble, in a literal sense.
Remember crime is largely about opportunity as it is for hyena an opportunity to eat.

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