The closest I've ever come is an angry guy pulling up his shirt to reveal a handgun tucked in his pants. But that happened in a dorm room during a narcotics mediation so the chances of something bad going down were probably pretty slim.
It still put me in "escape" mode. And no - I was not involved in the deal. I was an innocent bystander.
Nope. One of the many nice things about living in Canada.
Though my city is ranked the 3rd most dangerous now as crime has been going up rapidly, so I'm probably going to get stabbed instead. I avoid walking on the streets at night now. Even the quiet areas get stabbings now. Lot of crazy shit goes down that most don't hear of too.
I can run really fast, just not for very long, so as long as I don't stay too far from the house.
A M1 Carbine
I was the unwilling spectator to an armed robbery.
The barrel was pointed at my stomach and I was making choices as to what is best part of my body that I survive after being shot.
The trigger guard on M1 is small and the guy was wearing gloves.
I was much relived when it was over.
TBH I don't remember anyone showing me a gun in any situation and don't want to. I see cops wearing them, i.e. holstered, that's it, besides TV and movies, and I don't watch a ton of that kind of shit.
A then-friend told me one time he'd show me his rifle and we could have target practice, which reminds me, yeah, when I was 11 or so I used a 22 as a boy scout in target practice, but that hardly counts. So, one day I ask this friend when I visited his place about the target practice but he just blew it off like it never happened. So, never saw his gun, which I guess he kept concealed over a cabinet or something.
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He who has suffered you to impose on him knows you. - William Blake
Yes, it was an attempted mugging over 30 years ago, just down the block from my childhood apartment. It was two guys, and I began to struggle with one of them before realizing the other had a gun. After that, I pretty much let them do what they wanted. Lucky for me, I neither got shot nor robbed, they got spooked before realizing that I carry my cash in my front pocket and not my wallet, always have.