WHY I CARRY: Five Men Savagely Beat Man and Sexually Assault His Girlfriend in Downtown Austin October 21 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Here is another one of our “Why I Carry” stories. These stories, unlike our defensive gun use stories, take a look at situations that may have turned out very differently if the victim(s) had been armed. These stories are the “other side of the coin” so to speak and serve as an important reminder as to why it’s important to take responsibility for your own personal safety. A group of five men assaulted Max Cabrera and his girlfriend Gabby Perez as they were leaving downtown Austin, Texas early on Saturday morning according to KXAN. One of the men started out the incident by groping Gabby’s breasts and then the other men mercilessly beat Max as the couple tried to leave the area. Another one of the men then put his hand up Gabby’s skirt, and ended up badly scratching her. Max suffered a broken nose, broken facial bones, and required numerous stitches on his face. The couple is speaking out in the hopes that the group of men might still be brought to justice. Austin police have tried to assure the public there is no general danger in the area. As always, I have to point out that a firearm may or may not have helped prevent or stop this crime. However, I prefer to have options whenever possible over simply begging for my life.