Austin: Authorities issues warnings after car jackings.

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  • Saltyag2010

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    That sucks. You're not in a very good position when you are outnumbered and in a cage.
    I hope these car jackers get their doors kicked and and they get arrested infront of their families. Worst I hope is they do this to the wrong guy and get their faces blasted off.
    I'm for the harshest penalties against violent crimes involving firearms. Death penalty for armed robbery sounds good to me.
     

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    "The victim said two men brandishing a handgun tapped on the window and told the student to get out of the car," said APD Spokesperson Senior Patrol Officer Veneza Bremner.

    That part pretty well sucks. They already have a handgun drawn so even if you DO have a CHL, they have the drop on you. The only chance you'd have to be able to draw your own weapon would be while they're busy getting into your car ... assuming they're not continuously pointing their gun at you.
     

    oldguy

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    Honestly the best car for Austin is a sleeper, good quality engine, trans, rough body while retaining a weekend car in the garage, either that or a tank.
     

    Southpaw

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    I see a lot of people get into their cars and immediately start playing with their phones, head down, not paying attention. Not saying this was the case in this particular incident. But it one of those things people do that can make them a target as well.

    Besides parking accordingly when possible and as well as staying alert of everything and everyone around you before getting into you car or truck, I think it's important that when you get into your vehicle to instantly lock your doors and have it started and in gear, foot on the brake of course, before doing anything else. It's not full proof, but at least it might give you a jump on anyone approaching your vehicle in some situations.
     

    kyletxria1911a1

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    That part pretty well sucks. They already have a handgun drawn so even if you DO have a CHL, they have the drop on you. The only chance you'd have to be able to draw your own weapon would be while they're busy getting into your car ... assuming they're not continuously pointing their gun at you.
    ^^^* this
     

    breakingcontact

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    I see a lot of people get into their cars and immediately start playing with their phones, head down, not paying attention. Not saying this was the case in this particular incident. But it one of those things people do that can make them a target as well.

    Besides parking accordingly when possible and as well as staying alert of everything and everyone around you before getting into you car or truck, I think it's important that when you get into your vehicle to instantly lock your doors and have it started and in gear, foot on the brake of course, before doing anything else. It's not full proof, but at least it might give you a jump on anyone approaching your vehicle in some situations.

    Situational awareness is important of course. As far as getting car jacked...heck with pulling your gun on them. Hit them with the door, drive away.
     

    franzas

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    Always be aware of your surroundings. If I see something that looks sketchy, my hand goes to my hip.

    If they've already drawn on you, you could distract them by giving them some cash or your ipod or something (with your weak hand), then draw and fire while they're looking at what's in your other hand (like this). Or, I could reach for my wallet, and grab my gun instead. Try to knock his gun so it's not pointing at you, draw and fire.

    I think about this shit a lot. Richmond ain't the nicest place to be caught when the lights go out.
     
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    Mreed911

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    Besides parking accordingly when possible and as well as staying alert of everything and everyone around you before getting into you car or truck, I think it's important that when you get into your vehicle to instantly lock your doors and have it started and in gear, foot on the brake of course, before doing anything else. It's not full proof, but at least it might give you a jump on anyone approaching your vehicle in some situations.

    This. My wife looked at me funny when she realized I did this by habit. Once explained she understood fully.
     

    majormadmax

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    Never stop at a light without leaving enough distance to maneuver if necessary. I try to avoid being in the center lane if possible, and the one closest to the curb if practical. Keep an eye out on anyone walking between cars at a stoplight, usually they're just panhandling but I always have my hand on my firearm when they get close. Driving an open Jeep can make one a bit paranoid about such things, but it's a good paranoia as it only increases my situational awareness and preparedness to act if necessary...
     

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