That's when he was approached by a man who said he wanted a cigarette, but when he saw Coleman's gun, he said, "I like your gun. Give it to me," and flashed a concealed handgun of his own.
Coleman then meekly handed over the gun, and the man fled.
It's just that easy.
From an article:
Coleman, 21, was talking to his cousin in the 17200 block of NE Glisan St., after purchasing the handgun earlier that day, when a young man asked him for a cigarette, police said.
The man then asked about the gun, pulled a gun from his own waistband and said “”I like your gun. Give it to me.”
Coleman handed over the gun and the man fled on foot.But, but... the NRA says this shouldn't happen. That simply seeing the gun openly-carried should scare away the bad guys, right?? Instead, it was merely an invitation for a free gun.
Thankfully, Coleman handed it over instead of getting into a shootout, and no one had to die. But that's not the fantasy ending that the gun guys dream about, is it? Remember when Charlton Heston held up a rifle and shouted "from my cold dead hands"??
But there's nothing to keep Coleman from trying this stupidity again, is there? And now there's one more illegal gun on the market.
[this post is part of an ongoing series of people being shot to death or attacked despite being armed (and sometimes because they are armed)]