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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

Jeronimo2 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 1:01 PM
Any cop will tell you Police are Re-Active, not Pro-Active. Every man/woman that have no criminal record should have the right to carry a sidearm. If this were ever in-acted we'd see murders and crime plummet over night. Ret. cop of thirty years
Tionico Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 5:51 PM
just like inSwitzerland, eh? It works there....... for good reason
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:18 PM
Thank you for your service to our country.
Wishing you and family a Happy New Year...

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...