Monday, July 3, 2017

Pepper spray fail

The next time someone tells me that I don't need to carry a firearm because I can simply use pepper spray, I am going to show this article to them...

When Reyes still wouldn't leave, Mosley sprayed him with pepper spray that he had attached on his keychain... at which point Reyes grabbed a machete and repeatedly struck Mosley... Police said Mosley was semi-conscious when they arrived, suffering from severe injuries to head, torso and arm, and his hand was nearly severed. The 63-year-old man was airlifted to a local trauma center, where he was in "extremely critical condition" before he died Saturday

Pepper spray failed, because the assailant was high on narcotics. A firearm would have worked much better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe and maybe not. Back in the 70's I saw a KSP officer shoot a 300Lb. hillbilly six times with a .357Mag.(KSP standard back then was a "super Vel".) The hillbilly was high on PCP and managed to get to the officer and stab him 4 times (non fatal) before going into hypovolemic shock. If your druggie is wasted enough, only brain death or hypovolemic shock is going to stop them.