Friday, September 9, 2011

The Opposite of a DGU - Criminal Brandishing

 The Maumelle Monitor, which is in Arkansas, reports.

Vivzier said when she was able to exit the freeway and pulled into the Morgan Shell station at 20515 Arkansas Highway 365 the woman’s vehicle “pulled up next to hers and a heavy set, black female in her mid-30s pulled out a silver handgun and showed it to her.”

The weapon was never pointed at her, police said.

When certain gun rights advocates were adding up all the DGUs, and coming up with 2.5 million, I think a couple things were not taken into consideration.

1. many reported defensive uses of a gun are actually not defensive at all.
2. to offset the truly defensive uses, we have the ones illustrated by today's story in which a presumably lawful gun owner flashes the piece in a criminal way and gets away with it.

What's your opinion? Are these cases so rare we don't need to worry about them?

Please leave a comment.


  1. The opposite of a DGU is an unarmed murder victim.

  2. Not neccessarily, I heard that Porfirio Nunez had a gun on him when he was shot.

    The incident was supposed to have happened so quickly that he didn't have time to draw the gun.

  3. Here's the story.

    Nunez had a gun, police said, but did not have time to draw.

  4. The opposite of a DGU is a murder victim?

    Wow, and you talk about other people making wild leaps.

  5. I'd like to know if the pro-gun apologists ever considered mentioning how many illegal brandishings there probably are each year. They should offset the estimated number of DGUs.