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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:53 PM
the ENTIRE Constitution is a limit on GOVERNMENT,not the People. it makes NO sense for the Second Amendment to protect the government's "right" to arm it's militias.Protect the RKBA from -itself-? ? it's CLEARLY meant to restrict government from disarming the citizens,....individuals. So they could form militias ....if or when necessary.

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...