Warning: turn down the music in this clip. It’s almost as bad as a 70’s porn soundtrack. What’s worse: two bad guys got away with armed robbery. Or not. We don’t know the particulars here. But there sure is a lot of information in the security video, including the fact that the store employees were unarmed during the burglary. The liveleak.com caption tells us “no one was hurt.” Gun control advocates will, of course, take that as vindication; they believe compliance – not combat – is the key to survival when facing potentially violent attackers. We know better. For example . . .
We know that bad guys leading employees into a back room is often – not always, but often – a prelude to assassination. Click here for the story of a Starbucks’ back room murder where three employees lost their lives to a savage killer. Click here for a story about a manager and four customers herded into the back room of clothing store and shot to death. Click here for a story of two jewelry store employees executed in the back room of their business. And so on.
I don’t know about you, but if I’m being frog-marched into the back of a store by robbers, I’m not going to take my chances. I mean, I am. I’m going to attack. Ah, but how and when? When would have been the best time to fight back in this situation? Would you?