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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

LtScrounge Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:20 AM
Reminds me of the elderly woman I saw in a gun shop in Phoenix a few years ago. She didn't know anything about guns, but she was buying herself a revolver and signing up for classes on how to use it. She understood that against a younger, larger, stronger attacker, she needed something to level the playing field.

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...