Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cooperate and Get Shot

Man killed during robbery -- chicagotribune.com Of course this being in Mayor dumbbell Daley's domain of Chicago, in the Peoples Republic of Illinois, it is illegal to be armed to defend yourself. But cooperation - "giving the criminals what they want" - didn't save this victim.
At around 4:30 p.m., three men approached 24-year-old Isaac Pink in the 10000 block of South Oglesby Avenue and announced a robbery, Officer Laura Kubiak said. As the victim complied, one robber pulled out a gun and shot him in the face and chest, she said. [my emphasis. Z-Deb]
That "give them what they want" advice is always men talking about robbery. What about women faced with a rapist?

In any event, the advice sucks. In this case the victim was handing over his money, and he still ended up dead. Chicago and Illinois need to allow the law-abiding some measure of self-defense. (Knives with blades longer than an inch - or something like that - are also illegal.)

Self-defense works. Acting like a sheep when you meet someone acting like a wolf, is likely to have you end up just like that sheep.

The bad guys won this confrontation, with a little help from the authorities.

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