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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

LtScrounge Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:26 AM
And (IIRC) George Washington said that the primary reason for the Second Amendment was to insure that the PEOPLE retain the means by which to protect themselves against those who would impose tyranny upon them, INCLUDING THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT. I think when it comes to which one I'll consider correct on the issue, I will always go with original source material and Warren Burger is over 200 yrs removed from the original Constitutional debate so his opinion is no better than that of any other person.

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...