Has anyone pointed a gun at you in a threatening manner?

Mayne

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Never. But I did have a crack dealer point a broken beer bottle at me when I argued the amount he gave me. This was 25 years ago, mind you.
 

dasherHampton

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No.

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.
 
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I had a knife pointing at me once in the time i was having a self destructive lifestyle and hanging out with the wrong people.
Thankfully that is over.
 

Humpy

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Crossing the street to go to a bar with two friends. A car runs a stop sign and almost hits us so we give it a "wtf?" look. One of the passengers starts waving a gun at us.

I prefer cold beer over getting shot so I kept walking. My friends confronted them and ended up taking the gun. After a discussion they bro'd it out and handed back the gun. Much beer was then had.

It wasn't Nam but New Mexico so pretty close.
 

Red Squirrel

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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. :p
 

Chaotic42

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A few times - walking in the wrong neighborhoods and forgetting my key as a teenager and trying to jimmy my door open. :p
 

NAC4EV

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YES:
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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.
 
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brianmanahan

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lol nobody i know has had a gun pointed at them, except for my grandpa in korea

just because it's america doesn't mean it's syria
 

NAC4EV

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This was Canada.

Within 2 years all 4 of the perpetrators were assassinated.
They messed with the wrong people.
 
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Muse

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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
 

pete6032

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I live in Chicago (north side) and I've never seen anyone draw a gun before.
 

BoomerD

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Feb 26, 2006
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Yep...almost 2 years in Vietnam...I'm fairly sure I had a number of guns pointed at me at one time or another.
 

crashtech

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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.
 

highland145

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We were shot at once. Pretty sure the guy wasn't trying to hit us. Dumb assed teenagers doing dumb assed teenager crap and the old guy didn't appreciate it.
 

Captante

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More then once both by LEO's and bad guys including one time by a kid who could not have been older then 10! :eek:

Fortunately all of these experiences were many years ago.