Lesson Learned: Never Bring a Stick to a Gun Fight


Lesson Learned: Never Bring a Stick to a Gun Fight

Sylacauga, Alabama – We all know it’s not a good idea to bring a club to a gunfight. Well, most of us do.

40-year-old Bobby Dean Hall recently learned this, too.

Hall attempted to rob a man who was walking down the street. Hall wielded a large stick and demanded that the man give him money.

(He probably didn’t say, “This is a stick-up…”)

The man’s response was to draw his handgun and point it at Hall, who very reasonably got the hell out of there.

The man proceeded to his home, then called police to report the incident and give a thorough description of his would-be assailant. Officers used the description to locate and arrest Hall. It was not Hall’s first arrest.

Police chief Chris Carden was quoted as saying, “I’m… extremely proud of the victim whom I spoke with today and thanked for his service.”

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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