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    What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    A: Potential victim producing a cell phone and promising to call the police to report the attacker, should he not go away.
    B: Potential victim producing a revolver and promising to perforate the attacker, should he not go away.

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    A: Potential victim producing a cell phone and promising to call the police to report the attacker, should he not go away.
    B: Potential victim producing a revolver and promising to perforate the attacker, should he not go away.
    A potential attacker can stop the victim from reaching for the cell phone, seizing it, dialing for help, and explaining the situation. It's a lot harder for the attacker to deal with an armed and dangerous victim.
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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    A: Potential victim producing a cell phone and promising to call the police to report the attacker, should he not go away.
    B: Potential victim producing a revolver and promising to perforate the attacker, should he not go away.
    I am going to have to say B. The only thing a potential producing a cellphone is going to do is make the criminal laugh his ass off and significantly increase the likelihood that the potential victim is going to be murdered.
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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Didn't we just see this thread?

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Didn't we just see this thread?
    Sorta - and now, everyone can see it.

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    In all honesty, it is hard to say exactly.

    Many small-fry, minor annoyances and wannabe-badguys could be scared off my putting the cellphone to your ear and saying "I just dialed 911".

    Determined attackers, hardened criminals, and serious hardcases will laugh, take the phone away and insert it for you as a suppository.


    OTOH, a gun in the hands of someone who looks like they'll use it is an entirely different matter. Most do not want to go there. There are easier prey in the sea.

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    I have an app on my phone that has a virtual revolver that I can load and shoot, it even makes firing sounds.
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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Well for someone like me it would be rather easy to just scare them off since I am pretty tall. Just attract a lot of attention to yourself and and act intimidating and you can scare most of them away. In other cases it's rather hard for them to stab you if they don't have eyeballs or something in their eyeballs.

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Much as I hate to say it the phone would actually be more useful than it sounds because a good deterent against criminals is disorientation, if they need to think that takes them out of their comfort zone, & many low level criminals will get out of there at that point.

    On the other hand though fear is an even better motivator, so if you can point a gun at someone then in a lot of cases its not only going to disorientate the bad guy its going to make him a little worried about his safety & at that point he might consider doing a Usain Bolt impersonation, & Im not talking about the post race pose, Im talking running like a rocket.

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