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    A shocking concept in the local newspaper!

    Well our local liberal rag was reporting on the sharp rise in murders in the greater Orlando area. One line I just loved was from a local researcher of crime trends. He stated that a quick surface review would indicate that it appears that criminals who formally would just rob compliant victims are increasingly killing them after the victims have given them everything they asked for. He also stated that this should be researched further though before such conclusions could be firmly drawn.



    Ummm, how? Maybe he should try being robbed?



    Of course they still won't go so far as to recommend something as crazy as learning to defend yourself and fight for your life?
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    Pretty sad when you can't see the danged forest because the trees are in the way. Hopefully a few people will draw their own conclusions based upon the facts presented and not wait for someone in the media to say they should defend themselves, because we know that's not going to happen.
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    Strikes me his (as yet for him unconfirmed) theory is about a decade too late.

    He wants to explore the genuine crime reports a bit more - or as Eric suggests - experience being robbed.!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr View Post
    Well our local liberal rag was reporting on the sharp rise in murders in the greater Orlando area. One line I just loved was from a local researcher of crime trends. He stated that a quick surface review would indicate that it appears that criminals who formally would just rob compliant victims are increasingly killing them after the victims have given them everything the asked for. He also stated that this should be researched further though before such conclusions could be firmly drawn.



    Ummm, how? Maybe he should try being robbed?



    Of course they still won't go so far as to recommend something as crazy as learning to defend yourself and fight for your life?

    Still such a study will help you guys keep the right to carry and help us get it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Still such a study will help you guys keep the right to carry and help us get it again.
    True! I know common sense is not common in politics...
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    HUH????

    "He stated that a quick surface review would indicate that it appears that criminals who formally would just rob compliant victims are increasingly killing them after the victims have given them everything they asked for."

    Say it isn't TRUE!
    Was he put in with the SLOW LEARNERS...or what?
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    This Is Going To Be A Tough One...

    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr View Post
    ...that criminals who formally would just rob compliant victims are increasingly killing them after the victims have given them everything they asked for. He also stated that this should be researched further though before such conclusions could be firmly drawn.
    dead victims usually don't talk much...

    An 'idiot', for sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr View Post
    He stated that a quick surface review would indicate that it appears that criminals who formally would just rob compliant victims are increasingly killing them after the victims have given them everything they asked for.

    What you mean robbers are dangerous and lethal?????

    Who would have thought?

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    You know what really strikes me as unfair about these sorts of situations? Individuals who were robbed and unable to protect themselves but turned out ok can be found and their experience used to cite against gun ownership. Unfortunately, those who were not so lucky as to come out alive aren't around to speak for themselves.
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