[Video] Why I Carry: Mountain Biker Robbed at Gunpoint on Trail, Captures Whole Thing on GoPro
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UPDATE: According to one international report, the suspects in the video have already been caught thanks to the video evidence.
Occasionally we have to look at stories which did not result in a defensive gun use to remind ourselves why we carry.
In this case, a mountain biker was robbed at gunpoint by several individuals while out riding his bike on a trail in South Africa (I’m pretty sure it’s SA anyway).
Here is the video description,
MTB ride on Saturday 31st May 2014 from Ongegund, last few km’s before end of session. Armed gunman and 2 others stopped myself and took cellphone, car keys, oakleys and bike.
Fortunately they did not have a clue what a GOPRO was and this is the evidence that will assist in their procecution!
While this incident ended up OK for the victim (well, he wasn’t shot anyway), this could have gone bad very quickly and he would have had no way to defend himself.
You might remember a story we published last month in which two hikers were shot and left for dead after complying with an armed robber on a trail in California.
This story can also be used to show how brazen criminals get when a government makes it extremely hard for its citizens to own and bear arms (as in SA).
H/T Concealed Nation