We Are Always Told Cooperation Will Ensure Safety

Just give the robber what he wants and you will be OK. I guess this guy didn’t get that memo. Police identify clerk shot during convenience store robbery

Investigators say the robber walked in demanding money. He took cash and some items from the store. Police say as he was leaving he fired one round that injured Foster in the arm.

So he had the money (ostensibly what he came for), but as he was leaving the store, he shot the clerk anyway.

Why? Because violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are or are not doing. (And that whole cooperation thing. The people who go on about that rarely want to talk about rape, but some will even maintain that attitude if the conversation veers toward rape.)

Cooperation is a strategy for dealing with a violent criminal. It is not a guarantee. Being armed in your own self-defense is also a strategy; one that I believe is better. (You can always cooperate right up until the time you defend yourself.)

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Resistance is Never Futile

“But what if…” hypothetical objections are demolished. Resistance is Never Futile by Mark Hatmaker

The “but what if…” is usually followed by any number of justifications or pie-in-the-sky hopeful mitigations. These “but what if…” objections are based on unfounded trust and an incorrect grasp of probability. The first objection, unfounded trust, is usually based on the following scenario.

Predator: Do what I say and I won’t hurt you.

Or, some other such promise to the victim.

Hat tip to Active Response Training and their Weekend Knowledge Dump. And also GunBloggers.com

He Had What He Wanted, But He Still Shot the Clerk

We are told, “Just give robbers what they want, and you will be OK.” (The gun-hating Left never wants to talk about rapists in that light.) But this guy didn’t get that memo. Man seriously injured in south Charlotte convenience store shooting – Story | WJZY

According to police, the employee was locking up the business when the suspect forced him back inside at gunpoint. The suspect took property from the store and shot at the clerk as he left.

He also shot at a random vehicle that was passing by.

Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are or are not doing. So cooperating with them is no guarantee of anything.

Of course being armed in your own self-defense is also a strategy. “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” But I for one believe that being armed is probably a better strategy overall than acting like a doormat, especially if there is no backup plan for if cooperation fails.

They Can’t Understand Why He Shot the Clerk AFTER He Had the Money

Because violent criminals do not stop being violent just because you are cooperating with them. Search On For Suspect After Store Employee Shot In Brooklyn Robbery « CBS New York

“‘Give me the money, give me the money,’” the store’s owner, Mohammed Suleiman, said. “When the employee handed him the money, he takes the money and then shot him.”

“Just give them what they want.” That is what we are told by the Left. If you give criminals what they want, you won’t be hurt. (They never want to discuss rape in the context of that advice.)

Neighboring stores are “on high alert.” Not sure what they are going to do given that I’m sure 90 percent of them are disarmed by New York State. (For their own protection, and besides, just give them what they want…)

Giving the Criminal What He Wanted Did NOT Ensure Safety

That is one of the mantras of the Left. Just give the criminal what he wants, and he will leave you alone. I guess this guy didn’t get that memo. Man in ski mask robs gas station shoots clerk in leg, police say | CW39 NewsFix

The gas station clerk told police that a man wearing a ski mask and black jacket took money from the cash register and other items in the store before shooting him in the leg.

Cooperating with criminals is a strategy for dealing with a violent encounter. At times, it may be the only option open to you. But you should not confuse “strategy” with “guarantee.” In this case, even after the criminal had everything he could hope to profit from, he still committed a violent act. This is because violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals based on anything you are or are not doing.

Being armed is also a strategy. It is also not a guarantee. But I believe it is a better strategy than doing nothing.

“You got to do what you got to do to protect yourself and other people”

Just give them what they want, and they will leave you alone. That’s what we’re told, but this guy had the money and was heading for the door, when he turned around and came back. GRAPHIC VIDEO: Liquor store owner recounts robbery that led to shooting.

He came into the store with a shotgun and threatened the clerk, who is the daughter of the owner. She opens the register, and he takes the cash. The clerk and her mother then hide behind the counter.

Then, after it appears he’s going to leave the store, Lee and her mother crouch behind the counter and Lee hands a pistol from under the register to her mother. Suddenly, the suspect is seen running back behind the counter. At that point, Ring fires her first shot.

“All I was thinking was ‘Just give him the money and go,’ and next thing I know, I see him back in my face,” Ring said.

Both women were armed at that point, so things didn’t go well for the would-be robber.

She fires at least two shots at him before the video ends. Most of the shots aimed at the suspected robber appear to strike him.

The bad guy is in the hospital, being treated for gunshot wounds.

Cooperation Is Still Not Ensuring Safety

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent because they get what they want. Man accused of killing clerk, injuring another during shooting rampage | WSB-TV

The gun-hating part of the Left is always telling me that if I just give the bad guys what they want, I will be OK. Always in relation to robbery. (Ask them about rape and they either shut up or insult you.)

So this guy shoots and kills one clerk at a gas station.

Minutes later, Nicholson walked into Elm Street Food and Beverage on North Elm Street, took money and then shot that clerk, according to investigators. The clerk was rushed to Floyd Medical Center and is listed in critical condition

Say it again. He got the money. He got what he wanted. Then he shot the clerk in cold blood.

Now I would not be surprised to discover that the companies that owned these 2 businesses didn’t want their employees armed, though that is becoming less true in all-night convenience stores and gas stations. Of course being armed is not a guarantee of safety, but neither is giving the bad guys what they want.

At least the cops have arrested the guy they believe to be responsible.