Thursday, March 26, 2009

Man Saves Wife From Mugger, Yet Police Discourage Fighting Back

"Going to the aid of his wife as she and an armed man struggled over her purse in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in west Little Rock on Monday night, a 63-year-old dentist pulled out a .357-caliber revolver and opened fire, striking the would-be robber in the buttocks, police said Tuesday."

I am just going to warn you. There are some absolutely ridiculous statements by "authorities" that will follow.

"Little Rock police spokesman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said the department generally discourages people from using force to fend off robbers...Instead, Davis said, she would recommend that people cooperate with the robber and “be a good witness,” paying attention to what the robber looks like, remembering what he says and making note of the weapon he uses and the vehicle he drives." [link]

How about we disregard the fact that the mugger here pulled a gun and was pointing it at the man and his wife. He did what any armed person would do (I use this statement, because I have yet to figure out what a gun-grabber would do. I suppose watch their wife get raped and then let themselves get killed) he used cover and fought back.

Things like this always make me think of a pair of Col. Jeff Cooper's quotes: "Fight back! Whenever you are offered violence, fight back! The aggressor does not fear the law, so he must be taught to fear you. Whatever the risk, and at whatever the cost, fight back!"


"We continue to be exasperated by the view, apparently gaining momentum in certain circles, that armed robbery is okay as long as nobody gets hurt! The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber, on the scene."


Kent McManigal said...

It might be OK to cooperate and give the robber what he wants, but how do you really know he only wants to take your money? How do you know he doesn't want to rape and/or kill you after he gets you to hand over the money? After all, he might be afraid that you will listen to the cops and "be a good witness". He might not be willing to take that chance. Are you?