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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

ddaly Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 8:53 AM
Wow! Was this a HIGH-capacity vodka bottle? Perhaps we need to limit the size of vodka bottles to reduce their use in assaults. Was this an "assault" style bottle? Did he have a permit to carry?
Bernard83 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:29 AM
I believe we should enact 'Bottle Wall Thickness Standards' to prevent bottle manufacturers from making bottles that can with stand impacts above a level determined by a study conducted by HHS that can cause damage to the human skull. That would ensure the safety of thieves while conducting their day to day business.
Imiss40 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 8:57 AM
It MAY have ben 32 ounces, at which point Mayor Mini-me would have banned it - had he known.

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...