Member Georgia Carry
Very sad to see the clerk executed like this. Also sad is that he was apparently unarmed in a state where he could easily carry a gun for protection, especially at his place of business.
I think I would rather die trying than surrendering.The bad guy wanted the clerk to lie down on the floor. That's a big red flag and an indicator that he meant to hurt the clerk. If the clerk were armed or not, that is a fight signal, or maybe try to escape from around the counter. He had a couple of chances where the guy turned his head away from him, and especially when he turned his back to the clerk to get over the counter. He could have waited his turn and gotten a gun into the fight. Sad to see this. Compliance does not always succeed. But in general, GS is right, you have to balance the risk of doing nothing/complying, versus getting a gun out and into a gun fight, a gun fight you might not win.
If I’m armed and a robber has a gun I’m going to try to shoot them not leaving it up to the bg to decideYou have to weigh the risks. Here, it looks like IF the clerk were armed and proficient at drawing from concealment (or grabbing a gun kept handy under the counter) he probably could have taken out the bad guy. Or at least triggered a gunfight in which both people get off rounds and his odds would still be better than taking a bullet to the head execution-style.
BUT, don't think for a minute that fighting back is always necessary. You won't know if it's really necessary or not. You can't get into the bad guy's head to know what his plans are for you. But statistically, I'll bet there are 100 armed robberies that don't involve any murders for each armed robbery that does end with the bad guy killing a good guy unprovoked.
So, keep that in mind when you do the mental risk-benefit analysis in your head before reaching for your gun.
And if those 100 robbers knew that there was an extremely high risk of being shot to death, I bet that statistically, there would be almost no robberies. They aren't looking to be shot dead in the middle of trying to get some quick cash.statistically, I'll bet there are 100 armed robberies that don't involve any murders for each armed robbery that does end with the bad guy killing a good guy unprovoked.
I agree. Consequences that might have to be paid 25 years later isn’t even close to being a deterrent. Knowing people will shoot back instantly would give even the most shortsighted pause.And if those 100 robbers knew that there was an extremely high risk of being shot to death, I bet that statistically, there would be almost no robberies. They aren't looking to be shot dead in the middle of trying to get some quick cash.
I saw the video. I may catch all kinds of grief, but he really needs to get shot in the face. I don’t care if his family comes out and says “he was a good boy growing up, he just didn’t have the opportunities every one else had.”The shooter was arrested last Friday. And as is the case all too often in these stories, the suspect was a proud representative of that special demographic that's been showered with billions of taxpayer dollars and special programs for decades. And this is what the country has to show for it. What a waste of time, money and lives.
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