......and what burns me is this: I work mid nites at a local motel in the same small town where i live. I've been here at this job for just 3 1/2 yrs or so and since i also have my ham license of 7 yrs I minitor radio/scanner activity continuously at work and home/car. Now, tonite there was another robbery of an Exxon station 'bout a mile from here. Stay with me here. Crime here is on the upswing (personal belief is due to rise of drug involvement in area) and daily crap happens anymore where used to.. just didn't. Now, when ohio passed it's CCW law, we were asked to sign a paper that stated even if we had our license, we were/not allowed to carry on property. Tonite after i'd heard the robbery, our local PD calls "to let me know". Also keep in mind the normal behavior for robbery is to give the crook whatever he desires. So here is my beef. If we can't be armed and we shouldn't argue with the crooks, why do PD even bother alerting us? Make sense? I guess being ex-Marine grunt has always taught me otherwise. I grew up with 6 siblings. We all had to share everything. Bedrooms, toys, clothes, so ownership to me IS a big deal. I feel wrong just to hand things over. I have had roomates in service that would take your lunch while your back was turned. Also as Paul wrote.."we wrestle not with flesh and blood, but with powers and principalities..". So it's the principal of the matter. Go figure. Thanx for vent. As i go against employer daily and disagree with most of my country, i am still here. But i feel better. Armed and unanxious.