Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Dan McKown -- Latest News

The Tacoma News Tribune has now published an interview with Brendan "Dan" McKown, and a lot more of what actually happened has been revealed.

It's an extremely interesting article, and there are some hard lessons to be learned from it, particularly if you carry a handgun for protection.

It's easy to second-guess the situation, or to say what you would have done in the same situation, but the reality is that in an emergency situation you do not rise to the occasion, you revert to your level of training.

Dan had even taken some training, but it didn't prepare him for what he faced.

Go HERE to read the entire article.

Hat tip to Heartless Libertarian for the heads-up.


At Wednesday, November 30, 2005 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Windypundit said...

I live in Chicago, so obviously I have no personal experience carrying a gun, but damn that's a tough thing to face. I'm pretty sure that if a stranger invaded my home, I could pull the trigger on him. But to go from thinking about shopping to making the decision to kill a guy standing a few feet away? And being confident that it's the right thing to do? That would be hard.

At Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad an armed citizen didn't drop that guy sooner.
I wonder what the media would have said about that?


At Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im one of dan's friends, and ive been visiting him about every other day at the hospital. he said that the reason he put his gun away was because he didnt know the policy on hand guns in the public, and if the police had it under control. when maldonado aimed to fire at dan, dan took out his gun, and tried to fire, but it was too late. im really proud of dan, and he's been so positive throughout the whole thing. hes determined to walk even though doctors tell him that he probably wont. that takes some guts to talk to the shooter and do what he did.


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