Annapolis police: Woman in labor robbed on way to hospital
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Police say a woman reported to be in labor and her boyfriend were robbed in Annapolis as they headed to a hospital.On the one hand, it *is* Maryland which is "may issue" and very reluctant to give permits, so this guy was facing three armed men with nothing but harsh language. It's really hard to prevail in a gunfight when you're outnumbered 3:1 and they have guns and you don't. I certainly don't condone running away, mind you, especially on your about-to-give-birth-to-your-progeny significant other, but three armed men against one unarmed one?
The couple was confronted by three men with guns as they left an apartment on Copeland Street early Sunday. When the woman's boyfriend fled, police spokeswoman Cpl. Amy Miguez says, the suspects tried to get the woman to let them into an apartment, but she didn't have a key.
Hell, you don't have to be in Vegas to know those odds.
Some people are hardwired to fight. Some are hardwired to flee. Most people don't ever get a chance to find out, to their benefit, but also to their detriment, too. One of the advantages of getting put in a situation like that - even if you do totally wuss out and run away like Sir Robin - is that you actually *know* how you'll react. It's easy to think you'll be the tough guy hero when some punk pulls a knife on you; it's a lot harder to *be* the tough guy hero when some punk pulls a knife on you. Knowing how you'll react - and planning accordingly - is vitally important.
You know what else I noticed? Now, granted, this may very well be nothing more than sloppy journalism, but two of the men responsible were caught and charged with robbery and assault. There's no mention of violating Maryland's gun laws. I'm guessing that these men didn't have gun permits, didn't buy the guns used legally, or, for that matter, were legally allowed to even own firearms. Like I said, it could very well be sloppy journalism - or it could be that several serious charges weren't even filed.
Obviously they didn't have any high capacity magazine bullet clips, right?
That is all.