Two Incidents, Different Results

January 18, 2009 at 1:03 am (Uncategorized)

Locally, there were two break-ins recently that have made the news.  The first was in a gated and guarded community.  Men forced entry through a rear door, and killed the couple who were there.   The second was a daylight robbery where men again forced entry through a rear door of a home where the woman had stayed home from work sick.

The difference?  The people in the first were relying on someone else to protect them.  The woman in the second took it upon herself to be ready to defend herself if the need arose.

When seconds count, police are only minutes away.

If you are unwilling to use appropriate force to defend yourself, why do you expect overworked and underpaid government employees to do it for you.

The after-effects of both are quite different, too.  The first set of criminals have learned that robbery and murder can be done and gotten away with – at least for a time.  So did everyone else that heard about it.   Everyone else also learned that the security in that neighborhood is probably not as good as it is advertised to be.

The second set of criminals, as well as anyone who watched the news or heard about the incident, learned that breaking into an occupied house can be quite dangerous.

Any guess what the crime rate in the two different areas is?

It is a citizen’s DUTY to resist all crime.  It shifts the balance of the cost/benefit equasion against it.  If every crime were effectively resisted by the victim, criminals would stick to stealing unattended stuff.  Some might even get a (gasp) JOB.


1 Comment

  1. Elaine said,

    Well said.

    My hubby said just about the same thing and asked me how prepared I was for someone breaking into my house. That sure got me to thinking, that night I had a phone, my cell phone and my personal firearm right next to the bed w/in easy reach.

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