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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

ReddestNeck Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 1:31 PM
Some places are more permissive about what you can do against a burglar, someone who has broken into a living space (which can include a car). That's more of a right balance, vs. someone who stole the pink flamingo from your open yard.

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...