I came across this little tidbit from the federal complaint against the Boston Bomber:
When the victim rolled down the window, the man reached in, opened the door, and entered the victim’s vehicle. The man pointed a firearm at the victim and stated, “Did you hear about the Boston explosion?” and “I did that.” The man removed the magazine from his gun and showed the victim that it had a bullet in it, and then re-inserted the magazine. The man then stated, “I am serious.”
What are the odds that he had a semi-auto pistol in Massachusetts that did NOT have a magazine disconnect? I’m reminded of this incident, where victims’ unfamiliarity with firearms enabled the criminal. No actual danger, only perceived danger.
Even if he hadn’t just rendered his pistol inoperable, quick action by the victim would have allowed him to escape earlier than he did. It’s doubtful that the elder brother would have been able to react quickly enough had the driver simply gassed it when he removed the magazine.
Just shows that these geniuses didn’t really know what they were doing.