Defensive Gun Use in San Francisco?

This on the streets of SF? I assume that the person who defended himself is not anxious to come forward given the gun laws in California and the hostility towards guns in SF.

Police are looking for a man who turned the tables on three would-be robbers and shot them early Tuesday in the Tenderloin.

Police say the three first tried to rob a man at 3:30 a.m. at Turk and Leavenworth streets, but he was able to escape. The man then watched as the suspects confronted a couple and tried to grab a backpack from them, police said.

The man with the backpack pulled a gun and shot the three, police said. One man was wounded in the leg and was quickly arrested, and a second man wounded in the arm and buttocks was found around the corner.

The third man, wounded in the buttocks and groin, went to the Tenderloin Task Force police station for help.

"You've got to go somewhere," Inspector John Peterson said. "Where he was shot, he needed the help.''

The three men each were charged with two counts of attempted robbery. Their names were not immediately released. . . . .

Thanks to Don Kates for sending this to me.


Anonymous Guav said...

Yeah, I'm sure they just want to "hear the rest of the story."

Good for him!

6/29/2006 2:24 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Wasn't there a movie or three made on that theme?

Ordinary business-guy, turns into an armed-avenger type--in NYC, Chicago, and LA/SFO?

6/30/2006 8:55 AM  
Blogger k75273 said...

I lived in San Francisco 6+ years before moving to Houston (much in part to CA and SF's anti gun agenda)... if I were this guy that shot those 3 in self defense, the absolute last thing I would do would be to come forward in that San Francisco ...

7/03/2006 12:14 PM  
Blogger k75273 said...

Oh, I should also mention that is near impossible for the average citizen to get a concealed carry license in San Francisco.. so odds are this guy would end up in prison if he spoke up. A fact, my guess, he knows full well.

7/03/2006 1:01 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear K75273:

Thanks for confirming my guesses on this.

7/03/2006 2:22 PM  

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