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#4498609 - 11/28/19 03:15 PM "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery *****  
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Thankful that my son was not hurt last night. He & his friend were in a Walgreens in Tucson, AZ, when two armed robbers entered the store. One robber pulled a knife and asked the clerk to give him all his cash from the register. The other robber also pulled out a knife and came toward by son demanding he give all his money and any other items he had to him. Well my son did have one item he wasn't going to surrender to them - he pulled out his Glock 17 and told both of the armed robbers to get on the ground. They immediately did and the police arrived moments later to arrest a 19 year old and a 21 year old. My son was "thankful" that he didn't have to kill them and the police told him in Arizona he would have been perfectly within his right to do so under the circumstances. When one of the police officers saw my sons Texas DL he said, "no wonder you had a gun - you're from Texas!"


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#4498613 - 11/28/19 03:28 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Glad to hear he wasn't hurt, Haggart. AND glad to hear that he wasn't forced to fire his weapon. "Perfectly within his rights" doesn't make having to live with taking someone's life any easier. A lot to be thankful for, all things considered.


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#4498614 - 11/28/19 03:28 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Spot on Haggart,,That's good "Gun Control" Good on your son


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#4498621 - 11/28/19 03:41 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
Glad to hear he wasn't hurt, Haggart. AND glad to hear that he wasn't forced to fire his weapon. "Perfectly within his rights" doesn't make having to live with taking someone's life any easier. A lot to be thankful for, all things considered.


thank you - absolutely !


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#4498629 - 11/28/19 05:01 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Very glad he handled that like a responsible man! and we join you in thanks that nobody got hurt or had to die. i know people who've had to kill and it is a heavy burden, as vonBaur said.


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#4498636 - 11/28/19 06:07 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Well done to your son, Haggart !! thumbsup

Definitely something to be thankful for.

#4498654 - 11/28/19 08:01 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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thanks all - very true what you say and those two robbers also have something to be thankful for


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#4498660 - 11/28/19 08:56 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Wow, what an incredible story! Glad all ended well. Is this your son who speaks Russian?



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#4498661 - 11/28/19 08:59 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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A good conclusion to a dangerous event...

#4498667 - 11/28/19 09:52 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
Wow, what an incredible story! Glad all ended well. Is this your son who speaks Russian?

yes


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#4498673 - 11/29/19 12:03 AM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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God bless your son for being there to diffuse what could have been a terrible scene.

#4498674 - 11/29/19 12:11 AM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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That took a cool head and a lot of nerve. Glad he came through OK.

#4498685 - 11/29/19 01:37 AM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Tarnsman]  
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Originally Posted by Tarnsman
That took a cool head and a lot of nerve. Glad he came through OK.



Yep. Very glad it turned out well for your son.


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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#4498687 - 11/29/19 02:46 AM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Good job, your son.

We need more citizens like him who are not afraid to stand up to these criminals!

#4498690 - 11/29/19 03:21 AM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Well done, raising a son like that. Hag. Good to see.


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#4498691 - 11/29/19 04:03 AM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Very glad the situation turned out the way it did. I've had to point a gun at another human one time and that was enough.


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#4498696 - 11/29/19 05:41 AM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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thanks guys appreciate the kind words - I wouldn't be surprised if those two knuckleheads get out and try their luck at robbing a beer tavern


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#4498705 - 11/29/19 11:33 AM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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Your son would have most likely been arrested in several different European countries including the UK. I'm glad to see he's ok.


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#4498715 - 11/29/19 01:58 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Haggart]  
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I love happy endings!

Gald your son is ok, that he didn't have to actually pull the trigger, and that he is a concealed carry Guy.


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#4498716 - 11/29/19 01:59 PM Re: "Thankful" That My Son Was Not Hurt in an Armed Robbery [Re: Mad Max]  
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Originally Posted by Mad Max
Well done, raising a son like that. Hag. Good to see.

+1


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