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How Many Guns have you stared down the barrel of, or how many guns have you had

  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    How Many Guns have you stared down the barrel of, or how many guns have you had pulled on you?

    Right off hand I can think of five instances in which I've looked down the barrel of a loaded gun.  Have you had a gun aimed at you with malice or fear?  If so, how many times?  What happenwd?

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  2. TToombs08 profile image74
    TToombs08posted 5 years ago

    I can thankfully say, that I never had the displeasure of having a gun pointed at me (unless you count a loaded squirt gun). What the heck were you doing to get a gun pointed at you FIVE times?!

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well I used to be kinda wild.  One instance involved police, so that one isn't so special.

      I'll advise against investigating the contents of hundred year old fallen in farm houses though, sometimes ancient men watch from afar.

    2. TToombs08 profile image74
      TToombs08posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Duly noted, althought, there are a lot of old farmhouses around here just calling out to be explored! smile Wanna go? LOL!

    3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I truly love that sort of thing!!!  Angry old men with guns and going to jail for trespassing ...not so much!!

    4. TToombs08 profile image74
      TToombs08posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, the jail part would kinda suck azz. smile

  3. ThoughtSandwiches profile image81
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 5 years ago

    I have had a gun pointed at me once while it's owner was carjacking my car.  Long story short...he got the car.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Glad you got out of that one with what mattered most!

    2. Alastar Packer profile image84
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Glad you come through o.k. friend Thomas.

  4. Jack Burton profile image81
    Jack Burtonposted 5 years ago

    I worked at a Payless shoe store in 1972 just outside E. St. Louis, when Time Magazine labeled it the slum city of the nation. We had so many armed robberies that when the cops would bring in the mug shot books for us to look at we could identify most of the guys in the books by their shoe sizes. They and their families were regular customers of ours.

    The last one was October 31. We were in the middle of inventory when a guy comes it with his lady friend. He had a S&W .44 Magnum, and of course, we had all seen the Dirty Harry movie and knew it could "blow our head clean off." When the barrel was pressed into my belly I was really glad at that moment that I knew I was a Christian. It was like, "okay, shoot and I'm home in Heaven."

    While I didn’t suffer any willies from the incident it did cause me to join the Navy two weeks later. I figured the worst the Navy could do was to ship me to Nam and there at least I should have a gun to shoot back with.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah the inner cities!!! 

      Yes the faithful know there is nothing much to fear in those situations!!!!

    2. Jack Burton profile image81
      Jack Burtonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Of course, E. St. Louis has gone downhill from those days. :-)

  5. tmbridgeland profile image84
    tmbridgelandposted 5 years ago

    I was robbed at gun point once. I had a gun pointed at me by an acquaintance, and several times had military pointing guns at me in roadside stops. Only one of these occurrences was in the USA.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!  What country?

    2. tmbridgeland profile image84
      tmbridgelandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Guatemala, in the mid 1980s. Both the military and robbery. The robber was so scared of us his hands were shaking. That worried me otherwise it didn't seem that serious at the time. More scary was the military, stopped my bus and THEY looked scared.

    3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes....its strange, I'm not sure how it works but scared persons can either be extremely dangerous or not at all...depends on how scared they are, I guess.

  6. handymanbill profile image80
    handymanbillposted 5 years ago

    Never had one pointed at me thank goodness.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very good!  I hope you never do!

  7. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 5 years ago

    A shot-gun pointed at the stomach by a madman; an automatic rifle in the back in Europe; and an automatic street pistol to the head by a bunch of gang-banging young adolescents. What happened? Lets just say AP used up a couple of his lives.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like your stories are more serious than most of mine, Sir!

    2. Alastar Packer profile image84
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Don't know Wesman, seems five barrels would trump three in all seriousness. In any case, imagine neither of us laughs at Guardian Angel stories.

    3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Most of those were crack heads who were far more scared than I was, and after they realized that, it was over.

  8. joy4856 profile image55
    joy4856posted 5 years ago

    i have never had a gun pulled at me, but i once saw a guy fire up in the air from  my window, it was scary because the guys was drunk

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hope that person was arrested!

    2. tmbridgeland profile image84
      tmbridgelandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Drunks and guns. Nice combo, eh?

  9. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    a few times this has happened to me. only twice did i actually believe they would pull the trigger. once i ended up grabbing the gun and i beat the guy with it.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep!!!  It's most often a punk with a lack of masculinity that pulls a gun.  Trained folks don't show weapons until the must be used smile

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    DoItForHerposted 5 years ago

    Only by a law enforcement officer. Apparently I was trespassing in my apartment. (?) There's more to the story, but I need an attorney to let me know when when the statute of limitations is up so I can avoid legal trouble when I write about it.

    I am soooo going to Hub that one.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      DO IT WILLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL, I'm forever in conversations forgetting that others have lives that make it unwise for them to be involved with hmm

  11. Angela Blair profile image78
    Angela Blairposted 5 years ago

    I've had a gun pointed at me with "malice aforethought" on two occasions: (1) a shotgun during a robbery -- one of the robbers was killed (but not by me); (2) A neighbor advised me a man was looking in my window (at night and I had 3 little kids in the house) I locked the kids in the bathroom and went to look for him. When I found him he had a gun pointed at me and mine was pointing at him -- neither of us would give. I assured him I could shoot him and leave a hole an army could march through  (I had a .357) before he could kill me with his .22 Saturday Night Special  -- he acquiesed and ran. The police caught him two blocks away - his gun was stolen and he was wanted for robbery and molesting children.

    1. profile image0
      DoItForHerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome comment!

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      HECK YEAH SIS!!!!!!!!!!  GLAD YOU SHOWED THE CRIMINAL YOUR RIGHTS AND WON - JUST HOW IT SHOULD BE!!!!!!!!!

    3. Angela Blair profile image78
      Angela Blairposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot to mention I was scared ssssss....silly! LOL!

  12. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    2 times. Once I woke up to a double barrel shot gun in my face during a home invasion robbery. Apparently they had some inside info that there was a large amount of cash in the house. Luckily they took the money and left. Once by my X-boyfriend. Afterward he showed me that it wasn't loaded, but that didn't change it for me, I was out of there.

    1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image92
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hear ya. It never ceases to amaze me that men threaten women with guns.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That certainly sounds like an awful time, glad it passed over what matters most - you.

  13. profile image0
    Debbie Dallasposted 5 years ago

    Holy crap! None thank goodness!  See why I luv the country?  We ain't got no crime! Boyah

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What country would that be, Debbie?

    2. profile image0
      Debbie Dallasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      USA - but imean small small town living in the country!  Where the Amish live! Lancaster, pa

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      Debbie Dallasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wait!! I forgot! C I never read all the directions before going for it... My brother did playing around -when getting ready for hunting!  Scary!! I freaked- that's a bad bad feeling!! My x Hit me with a bb- bb gun? Wow! I was 16 sad

    4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Debbie that is how it is where I live - there is hardly ever violent crime, and the reason is everyone is armed.

  14. joanwz profile image74
    joanwzposted 5 years ago

    I've never had a gun pointed at me. Never even seen a gun in real life.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Never seen one???

 
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