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Video Released of Attempted West Seattle Bus Robbery

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 206thsense, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    I'm amazed that the media praises this type of response. Its a miracle the gun didn't go off. It could have played out much worse. The guy defending himself could have been shot at the very least. The most appalling thing is his lack of situation awareness. He didn't even know the guy was there until a gun was stuck in his face. Many lessons can be learned from this incident.
     
  3. Both Eyes Open

    Both Eyes Open Hood Canal Active Member

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    The rider that fought back turned the firearm into the robber. It looked as though it was pointed at the robber the whole time he was peddling backwards... Crazy! hats off to the passenger!
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    That white male reporter in the first part of the video (The Asian woman is also from Cali and fits the same description) is a Cali reporter from my old stomping grounds and he's a rabid anti gunner. He's one of the dirty birds who created the filthy cage that cali has become, then escaped up here

    Intended victim almost got it right, better than letting that hyena shove a gun in your face. I would have preferred a repeated injection of 10MM but I teach gun disarming techniques as well. The key to surviving this sort of incident is not to be in condition white, ever.. see the potential threat coming and take them down hard at the first sign of violence. IE while the hyena is trying to rob someone else, plug him

    If you do have to disarm, grab the gun and get it offline of your body, turn it "in" towards the perp's body, but act more aggressively and with more forward positive force, grab the wrist with the other hand and break his grip on the weapon. Use it to smash him in the head until you can reverse it to shoot him up
     
  5. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    If you watch the video when he grabs the gun he inadvertently points it at the very small child sitting next to him. Thank Jesus Trevonnte (huh, similar clothes, similar name, similar ethnicity, similar criminal intent, wonder if this is Obama's kid too?) didn't get a round off and kill that kid. Too bad most Seattlites are disarmed, someone could have ended this and not forced the taxpayers to pay for that piece of bubblegum to get a better education as a criminal until he gets paroled.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Its also very possible that the reason the "Hero" reacted the way he did was that because he was not firearms ignorant he could tell that the firearm was maybe a BB/Pellet/Airsoft gun or that he knew if he pressed back on the slide the pistol would not fire. OR maybe his fight or flight reaction took over and previous training took over and he did what he was taught to do in a class or more likely the military.

    good on him though he did something.
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    He chose not to be a victim!
    That kid could and probably would have accidentally shot someone later, why not try and stop it right then and there?!

    Only sheep do nothing, that one guy has fantastic instincts.
    Kudos.
     
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    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Interesting that he took the time to put his phone back in his pocket...
     
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  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Following up on my comments he should have immediately dropped it and used 110% of his ability to get that gun away. People are tied to their toys like an umbilical cord
     
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    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this one is Obama's son too...
     
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  11. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    All in all, without 20-20 hindsight, the passenger reacted quite well for a presumably untrained person. Turning the weapon back into the suspect was a sound move and he followed up with empty-hand blows to the suspect's face, also good. I like that kid, he has potential.

    No doubt that guy will be changed forever from this experience. Hopefully he seeks out some training and gets good at this.
     
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  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I agree, he has potential, but it must be drawn out thru training
     
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    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    Was it a real gun? He turned the gun to the left which should have caused the trigger to pull and fire.
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Actually a lot of people will freeze up and not fire in that position. Regardless you never want even a 22 on line with your body