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Response to dballance (Reply #60)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:18 PM

61. I didn't say otherwise

I think it's probably rare that robbers herd people into the back room and start harming them unless they have larger objectives than a simple robbery. Then they must be re-classified as terrorists. I believe the most common robbery is just all about the quick cash for the robber's next drug fix or some other nefarious reason.
Probably is rare, but not unknown. Post robbery executions do happen. I'm not saying that would have happened in this case, I simply included that caveat as the only reason I would do anything other than call the cops and be a good witness. Most are economic crimes, although execution after robbery has more to do with sociopathy, but not terrorism.

Terrorist events are on a completely different scale. However, I still do not think that people who are not trained in how to handle these events should go get their guns and start waving them around. I'd like to think I'm smart enough to know I'm not qualified to negotiate with a terrorist so if I go get my gun I'm probably making the situation worse.
Terrorists don't attack Autozone. Planned Parenthood maybe, but not Autozone. DoD defines terrorism as "the unlawful use of violence or threat of violence to instill fear and coerce governments or societies. Terrorism is often motivated by religious, political, or other ideological beliefs and committed in the pursuit of goals that are usually political."


As I've said in other posts. Autozone was absolutely right to terminate this guy. He had no authority to go get his gun and try to be a police officer. All he did by bringing another gun into the mix was further endanger his co-workers and any customers. Robbers who are unchallenged usually just take the money and run. By showing up with a gun to challenge them he set up a confrontation that could have gotten him or others killed.
I didn't say Autozone didn't. I simply said what I would do, and what I think he should have done.

He should most certainly have been terminated.
I never said otherwise

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