You never know when your life could be turned upside down by a violent criminal. Take Paul Heagerty for example. He was just putting his groceries into his car after a trip to the local grocery store in Arvada, Colorado when a stranger approached him with a gun pointed in his direction and demanded the keys. Heagerty didn’t comply with the demand, however. He reached into his pocked and grabbed his keys, but threw them several feet away from where the carjacker stood.
“I took a giant sidestep, drew my firearm, pointed it right at him and said, ‘Not happening. Not today.’ The look on his face was sheer shock when he looked up and he was looking down the barrel of my pistol,” Heagerty said.
It worked. The man took off running.
“I was yelling at the top of my lungs that ‘This guy tried to rob me with a firearm. Call the police! Call the police!’” Haegerty said.