09 July 2014

What A Surprise

News from Texas:
We have yet another armed robbery at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Texas just weeks after the chain asked legal gun owners to leave their firearms at home. 
According to Your Houston News, "Police are asking for help identifying a possible suspect in an armed robbery. The robbery occurred around 2 a.m. Monday, June 9. One white male subject held employees at gunpoint shortly after 2 a.m. at the Jack in the Box on North Main in Liberty."
This may come as a surprise to some, but not everyone is nice, kind, and peaceful.  In fact, some people are completely selfish assholes who have no regard for the lives and rights o other people, and are thus willing to go around exerting coercive dominance over others in order to get what they want.  This is not to say that everyone is like this, but clearly some people are.

Interestingly, it is often the case that those who are most willing to violently exert control over others will stand down when anyone else demonstrates an equal or greater willingness to violently exert control over them.  To state it differently, those who are willing to threatened violence are usually the ones most threatened by violence.  Thus, warding off violent assholes can generally be accomplished by returning their threat in kind.  So, if you don't wish to be robbed by an armed criminal, it is usually heplful to be armed yourself.

It is easier to stop an armed robber with arms of your own than with vague feelings of niceness.