I suppose it's time for a rebuttal
223 fan said:
that it's IMPOSSIBLE to shoot an attacker in the eye, 4x , with a .25 auto. If the eye was hit 4x, the last 3 were as he laid there on the floor, dropped by the first hit to the eyeball.
Using the word 'impossible', is similar to using the word 'never'. It winds up being a short period of time.
If I weren't intimately involved with the incident that happened, I'd almost be amused at your lack of knowledge of shooting a firearm. A skilled person, shooting a decent semi auto , can fire a magazine full of ammo, in less than 2.5 seconds--- IN the X ring at 15 meters. That's 13 rounds, out of a Browning Hi Power. If you won't believe me, then start reading up on the SAS. In my case, a Beretta 950SB is a lot easier to manipulate, and consequently to fire rapidly. Do the math. With few exceptions, I clean it every day, and try to fire at least a mag through it once a month. It works, and is very reliable.
I started shooting handguns, before I was too old to hold one up by myself. Same for rifles. At one time, I was active in IPSIC, as well as a State Champion in the Florida Peace Officer's Association in PPC, as well as Regulation Bullseye. I competed in the National Rifle Matches at Perry, when I was fifteen years old. Thankfully, I had the mechanical skills necessary to stay alive, and the luck to pull it off.
We've all sat back and 'arm chair warriored' things to death. I suppose it is only natural to think about " what we would have done". I've done it EVERY DAY since that happened to me. Like my therapist--- yeah, that's right-- THERAPIST-- says to me, " Most people sit around and 'wonder' what they are capable of doing to someone else. We KNOW what we are capable of doing to someone else." I have spent thousands of dollars of my own money , and have gone as far as Texas, to find someone that could help me put my mind back on top of my shoulders--- sort of. Knowing I have killed, and am capable of killing is not something I ever wanted to have to do. I just hope I live long enough, to where my legacy is not that I killed someone in a stupid pawn shop. It is not what I'd like to be remembered for.
Everyone of us 'gun nuts' have sat around and daydreamed about the time when we would be called upon to use our 'superior' shooting skills to 'save the day'. We all fantasize about 'what ' will happen, and 'when' it will happen, and 'how' it will happen. We always come out the hero, with drinks and congratulations all around. It ain't that way in real life. I've had my fifteen minutes of 'fame', and my name and picture in the paper. Nothing would have pleased me more, than to have lived my life in obscurity.
Right on this forum, I've been called a murderer. Believe you me, this guy would NOT want to say that to my face. He also does not know ANYTHING about Florida's Fleeing Felon Laws. Otherwise, he would not have the stupidity to mention the FBI agent was wrong about 'offing' the Miami Shootout perpetrators. I would do most anything possible to have not gone through what I did. NO ONE knows what happened that day, except two people. One of them is not talking. Yeah, it's my word, against a dead man's. Also my word against forensic science--- which is 97% accurate. The facts and science backed up my story. If it were otherwise, I would have been charged with something. To suggest otherwise, is not a good thing to do.
I suggest anyone who is all 'that' interested, to apply , under the Freedom of Information Act, to get a copy of the Medical Examiner's Report, and the Police Reports of the incident. It happened on September 26th, 2000, at approximately 1:15 PM. The address was A-1 Pawn & Jewelry, 1925 S. E. Hwy 19 , Crystal River, Florida, 34429. The Fifth Circuit Medical Examiner's Office is in Leesburg, Florida.
The investigative detective was Det. Corey Sharp, of the Crystal River Police Dept. My complete name is James David Phillips. I would say that is enough information for anyone to track down whatever information that is public record.
For someone to imply it was murder, shows a couple of things. One, a total ignorance of the facts of the case. Two, a complete lack of class and taste. Also, they have left themselves open to a real good libel case for slander of character. Third, if they knew me personally, they would not make such statements.
The reason I have not been on this forum, and not replied for a long time to these vicious attacks on my character, is due to my wife having cancer. She fought, and beat breast cancer last year, only to have it re surface three weeks ago in the form of three tumors in her brain.
I hope Rich will excuse my attitude, and wondering of thought. As most decent people could understand, I'm having a hard time focusing on things at the current time, and dealing with idiots is especially taxing at the current time.
Thanks for your indulgence, and I wish everyone a good day.