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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

ReddestNeck Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 1:18 PM
Self defense is believed in more, in the places that need it more. Illinois isn't sitting on a Mexican border with border policies that Washington has dictated to turn a blind eye. And as for the whole of Tennessee I can't say, but Nashville would have to be twice as bad before matching Chicago for per capita murder.

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...