Woman Refuses To Give Up Smartphone to Robber and Gets Shot

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  1. LoneWolfArcher

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    Weird how we've turned into a victim society. This is how 9/11 came about. If more people stood up for themselves their would be less of this kind of crime.
     
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    I'm glad it's not just me. If criminals had the notion that they would be on the receiving end of some physical harm, then I feel like we would have a lot fewer crimes.
     
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    Exactly!

    tap'n on my S5
     
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    I'd hand them my phone but it wouldn't be a friendly transaction for them. They'd have my 9mm pointing right back.
     
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    Idk.. There were people who played tje knockout game and didn't get caught or shot...i think they may have been lucky..
    I live just outside of Houston and I'm there everyday for work.. And indeed, most people down here are carrying..
     
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    She won't make it very far in life. She's one of those Darwin Awards candidates.
     
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    I don't think handing your phone over to someone with a gun makes us a Victim Society.
     
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    Either is drawing on the perp and shooting him before he can shoot you. -shrug-
     
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    How do you stand up against a gun? Becoming a corpse in a morgue doesn't exactly make us an intelligent specie. That's how some became extinct
     
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    There's lots of ways to stand up to a gun.. No promise you won't get shot.. But martial artists and street fighters alike, all have ways of combating guns in close proximity.. Even medium proximity... In this case, he was in relatively close proximity..
     
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    The only reason to stand up to a gun is if you are absolutely sure that you will get shot even if you comply with a gunman. If there is anything you can do to diffuse situation, you have to take that route. In this case giving up your "stupid" phone would have been a more sensible choice.

    Kung fuing your way out of a deadly situation is not something majority of people are able to do.
     
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    It's not about kung fuing your way out of a deadly situation, it's about basic self defense skills & standing your ground, something we all should know how to do. Which goes back to the whole "victim society" issue. People these days are so content with just letting everyone walk all over them, whether it be somebody robbing you, or net neutrality, or NSA snooping, to basic freedoms we loose each day because of laws we allow to pass.....I can go on and on...... this all because of the "I can't do anything about it, so let me just give up" mentality of this country. :banghead:

    tap'n on my S5
     
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