Two armed robberies this week in our neighborhood.

Two armed robberies this week in our neighborhood.

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    Two armed robberies this week in our neighborhood.

    We live in a "good" neighborhood but we get our share of crime. Two years ago it was meth heads breaking and entering. That settled down for awhile except for the occasional car theft (it's Tucson). This past week it's "kids rob free". The first was a kid caught stealing in an open garage. Lo and behold, he pulls a gun and robs the owner and makes his getaway on a bicycle.
    Last night it was three kids on foot, all with guns. They made their getaway in the wash that runs past our neighborhood (Riorito). So, there, maybe I'm not as paranoid as some may think.
    Any thoughts on "fight or flight"? Especially the three with guns.
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    Good grief.

    Kids on bicycles committing armed robberty.

    This is insane.

    I suppose if you fight back, you would be charged with child abuse?

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    I can only see 2 options here for getting mugged by 3 BG's with guns, (age is NOT a factor) either let them mug you and hope they leave it at that or use the tools you have trained with and hope to come out alive.

    I can't say what I would do in that scenario I can say what I would hope I would do. I hope I would have the strength of character to use any and all force at my disposal to end the threat.

    Violence begets violence, if I just role over and take it then I'm allowing them to victimize not only myself but countless others who they will cross paths with till they are stopped.

    Again not one to say what I would do just what I hope I would have the courage to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznav View Post
    Any thoughts on "fight or flight"? Especially the three with guns.
    Yes. Someone should spank these kids. Or should have YEARS ago.
    While we're at it, someone should have taken their parents out behind the woodshed years ago, too.

    In the meanwhile, stay armed.

    A big ol' dog or two won't hurt, either. They make GREAT premise-alarm systems.
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    A kid will kill you just as fast as a grown up. If it came to me or them I would have to shoot. Age dose not matter any more .If the kid shoots you he will be put away until he is 21 and then he can start robbing & killing again.

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    I hate when it's summer break in Tucson. The kids by me love to do graffiti during summer months. Stay safe man!

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    Stay vigilant and you wont be in the same situation the other victims were. If you do get in the situation, use all your resources.

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    Keep your SA up and hopefully punks like these kids are caught before they do some real damage.

    Even if they are caught the sad fact is they are in juvi for a couple years learning how to be even better criminals when they get out.
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    It's always a risk. There's a decent chance that you shooting at one kid will send the other two running away, but there's also a chance the other two will shoot at you, and NOT miss at all.

    I agree with what was posted above - in a deadly force situation, there is no difference between a kid criminal and an adult criminal. They'll both kill you just as quickly and brutally.

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    +1 on SA...Stay armed, Stay safe.

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    Organize a neighborhood watch, install surveillance cameras. You'll be surprised how much of an effect cameras have on a bad neighborhood.
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    Age is irreleveant except that since we are not crack crazed sociopaths we are more likely to hit the intended target. The sooner these animals are put to rest the fewer people will suffer. Though I may regret being forced to fire on kids, I will at least have the life they intended to take.
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    When a weapon enters the crime scene, age departs as an important part of the equation.
    Multiple weapons can prove to be a problem, but an instant violent reaction can ensure that I won't be leaving this earth alone.

    I'm too old for this 'child robbery' nonsense...a teen with a gun should be feared as much as anyone else with a weapon. I'm at an age in my life that I certainly want to continue to add length to my years above ground, but I'm also at the point of...Molon Labe, we'll or me!

    If my garage door is open, I'm either in it or around it (armed) one approaches or walks down the sub street without a glance from me. If I know them, it's a wave and 'no problem'.
    If they are out of place, I never take my eyes off of them.

    In our subdivision, there are about 300 houses and only a couple of entry points, so cars and visitors are easily noticed. There are at least 10 cops (one with a K-9) in our hood...
    We have been relatively free of a crime spree, but that makes it even more important to be ever vigilant.

    Stay armed...there's always a first time for everything...stay safe!
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    For a while, the main muggers of drunks in Juneau were the sons of the Legislators, lobbyists, and other influential people in town for the session. Then I sometimes hear rumbles of the sons of the wealthy pulling this sort of burglary, and sometimes the relatives of police officers, judges, attorneys, etc.

    Young men from the better part of town are the minority in crime, sure, but we cannot rule them out. Nor the boyfriends of the young women.

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    Good neighborhood? Relatively speaking I would say you live in a bad neighborhood.
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