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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 7:30 AM
Being a Christian doesn't mean I won't still shoot you dead if you invade my home. Jesus said that anyone who couldn't afford a sword should sell his shirt and buy a sword. Watch the movie "Sergeant York". Being a Christian doesn't mean being a pacifist.

It happens probably nightly. A citizen fights off a criminal in order to protect his property. But it doesn't always make the nightly news. In this case it did.   

But...

How much easier and safer would have been this takedown of a punk in New York City if the clerk had been equipped with a hand gun rather than just a vodka bottle?  How much less of a burden to the taxpayer too, who will now have to incarcerate the criminal?

And just think of chilling effect it would have on criminals if shootings of miscreants during crimes like this were on the nightly...