I Thought Cooperating With Criminals Was the Way to Stay Safe

Gun grabbers routinely tell people, “just give the crooks what they want” and things will work out. (They don’t say that about rapists and other sex offenders, or do they?) Anyway, this guy apparently didn’t get that memo. Police seek suspects who robbed convenience store, fired shot at clerk

Police were told that one of the suspects pointed a black semi-automatic pistol at the clerk. As the suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money, one of the suspects reportedly fired a shot at the clerk.

They asked for money. They were given what they wanted. They still opened fire on the way out of the store.

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are singing Kumbaya. They remain violent criminals. In this case, the bad guys didn’t hit anyone, but that is only by luck.

Calling 911. Being armed for your own self-defense. Cooperating with what the bad guys want in hope of avoiding a confrontation. These are strategies. Not all strategies are equal, and no strategy will work every time. There are no guarantees in this life, except death and next winter’s snow. Some strategies are clearly better than others. Hope is a wonderful thing, but I wouldn’t call it a strategy.