"A 91-year-old man has shot and wounded another man who was apparently trying to rob him outside a Detroit-area store.
Eastpointe police say the apparent attacker was behaving in an erratic manner when he approached the 91-year-old man Monday morning.
Sgt. Martin Campbell tells The Detroit News that the elderly man repeatedly warned his wannabe attacker that he had a concealed pistol license "and even had the gun pointed at him ... but the suspect kept coming and pointed an unknown object at the victim."
Police say the elderly man was threatened with a piece of metal. His assailant was shot in the neck.
The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports 30-year-old Richard Ashford was arraigned and jailed Tuesday for assault with a dangerous weapon."
I don't run as fast as I used to, and I doubt anyone at 91 runs as fast as they used to.
I was shot at. What saved me was not a gun of my own, but running fast | David Ferguson
Not to pile on Ferguson, but he gets much wrong in this article, and while fleeing is good advice, it is myopic for a younger man to believe it will work for everyone.
No strategy, no weapon, no advice will always work. But the gun provides a stand off weapon, small easy to carry, which makes the old, young, the slow, fast, and the weak, strong at least compared to their positions moments before. It is very much like auto liability insurance, you can believe you will avoid all accidents, but those with assets quickly understand the insurance protect your wallet from a potential mistake. Likewise, legal concealed carry offers one more avenue of protection from another mistake, a mistake which could cost your life or the life of a loved one.
Or you can rely on your ability to run alone. I think choosing a bit of insurance is the more prudent plan.