Man Shoots Aggressor, Who Should Not Be Called “Victim”

Bob Irwin dissects the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. What went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from defense with a gun.

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Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- The Post Courier reports this week (5/14/2016) in North Charleston, North Carolina, a spokesperson from the North Charleston Police Department said the incident began with a verbal altercation at Willie’s Bar on Dorchester Road around 2 a.m.

One of the men involved in the argument eventually pulled a gun on his opponent.

The opponent, now the victim of an assault, left the bar and went to his vehicle in the parking lot to avoid further confrontation. After the victim entered his vehicle, the armed aggressor and another person with him, approached the victim’s car. The aggressor again showed his weapon and began to pull it.

According to police, the intended victim, “fearing for his life”, pulled out his own handgun and fired several rounds at the armed aggressor, hitting him at least once. Police arrived at the scene and the wounded man was transported to the hospital.

Police did not arrest the shooter given multiple witness statements and video surveillance evidence, but the incident is remains under investigation.

Comment:

A good shoot!

However a quote from the news report is troubling: “The victim approached the subject and pulled a gun on him, prompting the subject to leave the bar and go to his vehicle to avoid further confrontation, according to Pryor.”

The reporters calling the aggressor the victim is anti gun speech, If you purse someone and show them a gun you can expect to be shot. When the argument gets potentially violent, the real “victim” withdraws.

The aggressor follows, clearly indicating who is causing the confrontation.

Once again, security cameras provide a non-biased viewpoint showing who was the aggressor!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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The writer is the owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas and has a gun talk radio show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” Firedup is now on KSHP 1400 am radio from 5 to 6 pm on Thursdays and at the same time also on YouTube “Fired Up with Bob Irwin“.

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Tiredofstupid
Tiredofstupid
4 years ago

I see it plain as day myself. Doug needs glasses. Other note, from what I gathered the original person displaying a weapon to defuse the situation then became an ass feeling big with a gun. He obviously got what he deserved. As anyone responsibly owning a firearm would never create a situation just to feel justified in shooting another person. I’m a firm believer in no guns INSIDE bars. It is what it is.

Tionico
Tionico
4 years ago
Reply to  Tiredofstupid

the altercation seems to have begun OUTSIDE the bar. I firmly believe the mere possession of a firearm, concealed or otherwise, is NOT sufficient reason to be barred from entry into the establishment. In my state, it is illegal to possess any firearm inside a bar/over-21 restricted area. Whether the one with the gun is drinking alcohol or not. We had a case a year or so, in a rural area, where a new patron began to frequent an establishment. A few learned his front name, but no one knew much about his personal life, where he lived, contact info,… Read more »

Doug
Doug
4 years ago

That quote is nowhere in your story, so if you wanted to comment about it, it should have been included for the reader’s benefit. You’re commenting on something the reader knows nothing about, because you didn’t include it as part of your report. Does anyone at Ammoland proofread these stories?

Jesse
Jesse
4 years ago
Reply to  Doug

The reporters calling the aggressor the victim is anti gun speech, If you purse someone and show them a gun you can expect to be shot. When the argument gets potentially violent, the real “victim” withdraws.

Is that what your looking for, I don’t understand your comment!

Barry Hirsh
Barry Hirsh
4 years ago
Reply to  Doug

The quote is right there near the end.

Note to Bob: They’ll never stop doing that, no matter how many people like yourself expose it. Lying and spinning is what they do.