Still being lazy getting some of my own original posting going on around here. But enjoy this clip of the right to bear arms as it applies to William "The Shat is the Shit" Shatner. You don't screw around with Captain Kirk!
Now let's see where he could have improved..
#1. He tried to be funny with the "black guy shoots white guy comment", never, never joke with your assailant, self defense is serious business. This isn't a hostage situation and you're not trying to win over your captor. He has the upper hand here and he could just as likely shoot you for your insolence thinking he can make a clean escape.
#2 Shot placement. From that distance he should have been able to put all 3 of those rounds center mass instead of trying to shoot his knee and feet (small targets). He's an actor and knows exactly what the outcome is so he isn't nervous. The majority of us will have our adrenaline gland pumping full speed, probably be in tacacardia (heart rate above 100 beats per minute) and generally be stressed to high heaven during the event. Small muscle control and precise movements are some of the first things to go. Did you notice the entire time that he was being shot the assailant kept the gun in his hand until he actually hit the ground? He could still of fought back. That is why the popular misconception of "shoot to wound" or "just aim for the gun arm" falls short. Center mass is what you aim at.
#3 He didn't separate himself from the danger once he had an escape route. Again, did you see the gun lying on the ground next to the mugger? He could of still reached over and grabbed it to shoot while the Shat was standing there making his funny comment about gun control. If possible you should be evacuating the area to a safe place and calling the police. What if this guy has an accomplice nearby? What then? The first guy didn't know you were armed, the second guy will and will most likely just open up on you at this point. At the very least Shat should have moved to either kick the weapon away safely (it looked like it may of been cocked and unlocked), secured it, or moved to a place between the assailant and the weapon.
#4. Laughing at your target. It may look cool, but this guy goes to the hospital, goes to jail and then sues your butt off in a civil case because you stood over him arrogantly proclaiming your coolness and a jury interprets this as if you were out looking to bait somebody into mugging you purely for the opportunity to shoot them. If you aren't carrying the number of a good defense attorney in your wallet with your CCW licence to call before the police arrive, you are wrong. Got get one. Actually after the shooting the first thing you should be doing is again, evacuating the area, scanning for other threats, calling the police AND the emergency squad for the target.
#5. And of course, he showed an intent to support Obama, which will eventually result in the inablilty to carry the weapon to defend yourself in the first place and make us all sheep walking around for the slaughter.
This clip has been circulating around the internet for a while. Although it is purely fiction, you can always learn from it if you know what to look for.