Monday, 27 December 2010

A sensible response to an armed robbery

All too often we hear about business owners in the USA arming themselves out of paranoid fear that they might be the victim of a robbery. The story below highlights the importance of being fully cooperative and not attempting to 'defend' yourself in any way.


In 1957, Lucy's Bakery secrets to success were old world values with authentic gourmet Hungarian taste.

The problems outside its doors seemed to stay at bay until last Friday when trouble walked right through them.

"It was really scary. When he asked for the safe and I said we don't have a safe I knew he was going to shoot me," victim Marika Feigenbaum said.

She had been threatened two times before, but this time the would-be robber fired.

"I had so much pain in my hand and my head I didn't know I got shot," Feigenbaum said.

The bullet entered her left shoulder and exited without causing more serious damage.

Had she of been one of the many armed paranoid gun nuts in the USA this could have all too easily have turned into a tragic incident like this or this. Any death caused by a gun is a gun death and of serious concern to us, no matter how the gun lobby twist these statistics.

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Robber Shoots Deli Owner For Not Having Enough Money

As reported, two masked and armed men burst into the Star Deli in St. Petersburg, Flordia. One of the gunmen stood lookout while the other ordered the owner to empty the cash register. Despite the owners full cooperation, the gunman wasn’t satisfied with the amount of money that was in the register. Narendra Patel was shot three times, including once in the chest, for not having enough money.


  1. An armed response of GREATER threat is the ONLY true and proper "sensible response" The fact is this..the badguy initiated an act that took away free will by limiting the results of the interaction, your ability to chose were taken when he gave only 1 option that didn't result in death "gimme the money or die" now if you respond with GREATER lethality "drop the gun or I blow a hole in your chest" have sucessfully flipped the situation...RETURNING the option of CHOICE to the badguy...either A. Stop his initial action, or B. Be Stopped, the resultant action and outcome is now the direct choice of the badguy. This allows him to chose where HIS actions gave NONE. Anything less is immoral, for both you and him!