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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

gary395 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:46 AM
in the good ole' days, property owners have the right to shoot any Trespasser on their property, as long there was a No Trespassing Sign on the property, now people go to jail if they shoot a Trespasser, i feel sorry for the ranchers on the Border in Texas, where the illegal immigrants are allowed by the law to trash the private property of Texans, during the good ole' days we had the right to shoot anybody that is trespassing.
Wumingren Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:59 AM
LtScrounge Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:36 AM
For those who aren't from the Southwest, the three Ss are "Shoot, Shovel, and Shut up"
magnetar Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 12:07 PM
that you for that. I think that that doctrine would save a lot of headache in all of the US.

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...