There are times when there’s nothing you can do to defend yourself against a criminal attack. Cab drivers who find themselves with a gun against their neck are well advised to comply with the robber’s demands. By the same token, if you’re alone in a pizza parlor and two armed men storm in, point guns at you and demand money, what are you going to do? Give them the money – and hope they leave without physically assaulting you. But at no point should you “give up.” At every point you should be looking for an opportunity to escape, evade and/or attack. You should assume the criminals will attack you even if you comply. To wit . . .
Police say the employee, Gordon Schaffer [above],was the only person inside the [Papa John’s pizza parlor] when two masked men came inside and forced him to open the cash register and took money from the drawer.
According to a release from the police department, although Schaffer was “compliant and offered no resistance,” the man with the gun shot at him multiple times, hitting him at least once.
A co-worker who was on the phone with Schaffer heard the whole thing happen and called police.
When officers responded, they found Schaffer on the ground near the register. He was still conscious and told them that two black men robbed him.
Schaffer was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died a short time later.
As the rabbi says, you can do everything right in a self-defense situation and still die. But even if you’re disarmed (which I don’t recommend), even if the odds are stacked against you, don’t be a victim. Don’t assume the victim mindset. All that anti-gun agit-prop that would have you believe you’re safer without a gun is ridiculous.
Personally, I’d rather die fighting – or at least thinking about fighting – than not. You know; if I had the choice. [Click here for the full story from Tennessee’s wsmv.com]