I haven't, but my best friend was shot off his horse and killed Nov. 1, 1984 while we were elk hunting.
I sounds like booze played a roll in a bunch of those.I've had a gun pulled on me 5 times and twice fired at. (And I'm not even in the military or a cop!) 3 of those instances involved the perp drinking too much.
Wrong place at the wrong time. Just dumb luck.
Short story, readers digest version:
1972: A 9 year old took a pot shot with a 22 rifle (he was pissed off) at me on a schwinn bike out near our farm. I was 11 years old. He hit the frame, fortunately my calf was in the upstroke.
1976: A drunk with a hunting rifle waved an loaded M1 Garand at a bunch of us under-aged teens drinking beer at the beach in Forest Lake MN after one of us told him not to drive that drunk after he came out of a bar (Cops came, he ditched the gun in the truck, they pulled it out without a search warrant, arrested him, he was wanted in WI for aggravated assault with a weapon)
1977: A girl I was dating had an ex-BF that jumped me in an alley way near the Tom Thumb (7-11 of the 70-s') and his buddy held a shotgun on me while he beat the crap out of me for dating "his girl". I was a rather muscular guy, they needed a gun.
1982: Bartending at Garcia's of Scottsale in Federal Way, a customer pointed his conceal carry firearm at me after I cut him off. He left immediately when I picked up the phone to call the cops from behind the bar.
1984: After work, 3 waitresses and I went to catch last call at the Keg Restaurant. Later when leaving in the parking lot, a guy fired 2 shots at me after I told him he should go "Sleep it off" when he was inside the bar, belligerent and drunk. He wanted to show me that I was wrong for his harassment of every customer in the bar, and after the bar closed in the parking lot from his car, he shot from about 10 feet away. He drove off, no one got a license plate number.
Hello Susan.I have heard shots come my direction on more than one occasion. but either no one was shooting at me or they couldn't aim. The shots were at the tree tops in my direction but not in line with me. I have had guns pulled on me but not shot and I've met people that answer the door with a gun in their hand. I love old school people doesn't bother me a bit. I have shot warning shots near anyone that blatantly trespasses on my property. On one occasion I escorted someone off my property with a 38 in there back. Oh and as a kid I shot my best friend in the ass with a bb from a hundred yards away because he said I couldn't do it. The only time I really felt the need to be armed somewhere was in tampa florida. I heard gun shots way to close on a regular basis. In the country I would of thought nothing of it but in the city I knew it wasn't target practice or hunting. Not in a traditional way anyhow.