This happened yesterday in Buenos Aires, Castelar.
young couple arrives home. The pregnant woman “keeps an eye” on things,
while the husband parks the car in the garage. A criminals rushes in,
struggles with the husband and shoots the pregnant woman. She’s in
critical condition, the baby died today.
What went wrong here? First of all, this is Argentina, ok? Its not a
normal country. I’ve blogged about this more than enough I believe. In
normal countries there is crime, but its not this bad. In Argentina,
every morning, “sabes que salis, pero no sabes si volves” (you know you
leave, but you dont know if you will make it back).
Some of the mistakes made in this case.
of my friends in Argentina, they don’t enter the car to the garage.
They prefer to leave it outside and make a quicker entry to the house.
This is standard procedure for many.
2)The wife was obviously
looking around when he was entering the car to the garage. It was clear
to me that she knew well it was a dangerous moment. Problem is, what
could she do if someone did come after them like it ended up happening?
Just looking doesn’t work when there’s actually dangerous people out
there. The way I did it was parking with the gun ready, looking yes, but
ready to throw lead in their direction if something like that happened.
You drive in, gun drawn and in your hand, looking around expecting
these bastards to come after you. That´s how you mentally prepare
yourself. That’s how instead of being surprised, you have a target to
3)The husband struggled with the attacker, and the attacker
instinctively did what we often do it training: Use the “sacrifice”
hand to create distance and keep the adversary away from our weapon. The
husband then does another mistake, instead of keep going at him,
closing distance and trying to get control of the gun, punch or kick
him, he hesitates and stays back. That’s when the criminals puts a round
into the chamber and instead of shooting the husband, does what his
natural evil nature dictates and shoots the pregnant woman instead.
Notice how in this case, if the husband had at least grabbed one of the
criminals hand, he wouldn’t have been able to rack the slide and put a
round in the chamber. If he had continued fighting, he could have
stopped him from shooting at all. For this same reason, if you carry a
firearm, you NEVER carry in condition 3, empty chamber.
EDIT UPDATE: The woman and baby are ok. It was ANOTHER pregnant woman that was shot the DAY BEFORE THIS ONE, also in Buenos Aires, the one who lost the baby. I made the confusion becuase when reading Clarin news paper one news headline was next to the other. What a sad situation it is, that this happens so often that confusions like these are even possible!!