The gun-hating-Left is always going on about how if you just cooperate, the bad guys will leave you alone. (They never, ever want to talk about rape when that subject comes up.) Do you recognize the robber who pistol-whipped and shot a Midland-area clerk?.
Held at gunpoint, the clerk opened the cash register and the robber took fistfuls of cash.
He then shot the clerk, grabbed more money and ran.
He cooperated and he got shot anyway.
Now maybe there was nothing he could have done. Being armed in your own self-defense is also not a guarantee. “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” But meekly cooperating didn’t do much.
Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are or are not doing.