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Response to sarisataka (Reply #63)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:11 PM

66. Let me repeat. That's a bunch of "what if"

Yes, in no case whatsoever should he have brought in a gun. That's a pretty solid policy, not dependent on "what if" scenarios such as you suggest.

Would it have been horrible if the robbers started executing his co-workers - yes. However, that's a very rare scenario and the company did the best they could by making policy based on what happens the majority of the time. Not in those horrible instances you suggest. There is no way a company can plan for every possibility. We all accede to this type of reasoning every single day. We don't prevent people from having guns and knives because a small percentage of the time they are used for illegal purposes. And that's the right thing to do. We don't prevent people from having automobiles because they can be stupid and cause accidents. We trust that the majority of the time people are responsible and will do the right thing.

By your own line of reasoning he could have started firing and perhaps his stray bullets might have hit customers or other employees. Or the bullets of the robbers in response to his firing on them might have hit his co-workers or customers. How that would be a "greater good" than just letting the robbers get away with petty cash and not endangering anyone further by having a shoot out baffles me.

Remember, a bullet knows no loyalty. It simply does what is its purpose. To maim or kill regardless of whether you are the bad guy or the good guy.

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