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An Excellent Defensive Firearm Use in Vancouver, WA

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Active Self Protection says:

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makel hamilton says:

I would have definitely shot idc

John me says:

I wonder if the dumbass in the car had an airsoft rifle. Makes me think when I was in vocational school in 1979-80 in rural Tn. I was listening to a couple of punks, wanna be thugs, at lunch talking about how they had a shotgun barrel, (not the whole thing), in the car and how sometimes when sitting at a red light one of them would pull that barrel and lay it over the door pointed at the car next to them. The thought it was funny A F to watch the driver dive into the floorboard when seeing the barrel. I asked them how funny they would think it if the guy came off the floor with a .357 in his hand? DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHhh! Dumbasses.

MiniMarlo12 says:

I think he may have been carrying with a round in the chamber. After he reholsters he reaches down to pick something up. I think it may have been a round that he ejected

Paul Proenza says:

FYI -Video went dark @ min 4:13

hector perez says:

Wow, so much for public safety, bravo police 😆🤷🏽‍♂️

Lysergic says:

My advice: if you live in an area where police don’t respond when someone pulls a gun on you….. move.

Truthful World says:

🍿🎭 2/23/22

scgamerd says:

It’s kinda ironic that Washington state is actively trying to pass laws on forbidding law abiding citizens from possessing fire arms and then you have police just not responding to Felons and thugs pulling guns in citizens

BFG 10,000 says:

Is this video really 20 years old? Wow. This is a gem.

george gouvas says:

depends about how much you drink.

LP Conserv says:

The defender racked the slide, yes, but I don't think he was holding an empty chamber. At 6:13 you can see him pick up what I think was the round that WAS in the chamber. Looks like a force of habit to rack the slide…

Phill Huddleston says:

Dominos used to give you free pizza if they could not deliver it within 30 minutes, I guess the Vancouver PD's service is not as good as a pizza places service.

Altergeist Authority says:

Well, I wish he smoked that guy. However, that draw was BEAUTIFUL.

John Marston says:

I actually think that him coming up over the vehicle in the same spot he just ducked down from was a big mistake and one that guys pay for constantly in combat zones all over the world. Repeaking an angle after you just gave up that real estate is just begging to get popped in the head, he absolutely should’ve come around either side of the car or transitioned to an alternative piece of cover/concealment.

1001Hobbies says:

The cops didn't come because no one fired a gun. They will certainly come when the guy with the rifle kills someone very soon. Here, he was ready to kill someone he thought was laughing at him. It is only a matter of time with him. Perhaps the victim's family will have legal recourse with the department with this video? This shows the opportunity the Police may have had to get this guy off the street with the information from this victim, but they instead chose to give the perpetrator every opportunity to kill someone else. I appreciate Police officers, but their leadership that requires them to NOT respond to a situation like this need to be fired for failing to uphold their oath and endangering the public.

mckayman says:

ive had a few encounters where i was laughing out loud with my mates in public and someone else thinks we are laughing at them when we are just laughing amongst ourselves. This crazy girl punched me and wouldnt let me leave the store cos she thought i was laughing at her or some shit

Clay Pylant says:

Idiot in car is lucky to still be alive.

Mark Daniel says:

The authorities were not worried about the guy who actually committed a felony, but they are concerned that a citizen was carrying a weapon that might harm someone who was only trying to rob somebody so he could get money to buy baby formula.

Tarantula Maven says:

Cops didn’t respond? Of course not, liberal WA.

Dolomite says:

This is nothing. My friend saw a man possibly beating his gf to death in front of his house. Called the cops, cops showed up 3 hrs later, long after the man left with his gf. He thought about stepping in with his handgun but was scared of getting in some trouble with the law.

This happened in Vallejo, California. He says that you’re on your own out there, nobody is gonna step in to help you, and apparently not even the cops.

JokesRJokes says:

Note to self never visit Vancouver washington

0228mustang says:

What did he pick up at 6:12, maybe the round he ejected when he racked the slide after his draw…

David Morad says:

Just because you have a drink or two, doesn’t mean you have to give up your second amendment rights!

Lars Larson says:

I agree there are mostly good things here. I needed to probably wade through the comments, but I wanted to bring some issues up. First the positive – Once the defender popped back up from cover you quoted him as saying the back drop was dirty as a reason not to shoot. Well you can't really drive with a long gun hanging out a window. The ego motivated guy can be seen in your zoomed in view as putting down the long gun to drive. I think his defense if he would have made a shot would be challenging. He would have been better to say the guy was no longer a threat to him and his buddies, so I didn't shot.
The negative – The defender most likely did break a law. As a resident of Washington (on the dry east side less crazies) I know we can not carry legally in drinking establishments. No harm no foul in this instance, but if he would have fired it would give the bad guys side verbal ammunition.

Runway 360 says:

AP recently printed a report/story that successful encounters by permit carriers get a tiny fraction of news reported by the major media. It doesn't fit the narrative

Ian Welchel says:

… Also I disagree with what John said at the end about having the "skillset" to take that shot. Irresponsible for John to say that because we cant see what's behind him from that angle. it may not have been about his comfortability with accuracy, but just plainly that we are taught to make sure its clear, not "clear enough". There is always a limit where nobody should take the shot, and I feel by challenging someone's ability when they do something even you call really responsible then it discourages others in the future from looking at the situation through a "should I take the shot" sorta lens and encourages a "can I take the shot" and yeah maybe you might be able to, but if there's a fair in the background, then you just killed a child to save yourself. and that's shitty.

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