Tuesday, December 01, 2009

CA: Armed Defense Criticized

(Fresno, California) In response to a shooting on Sunday night, a businessman and leader of the Indian-American community, Harry Gill, says that convenience and liquor store owners should not arm themselves.
One bandit was shot and killed after he tried to rob the U-Save Liquor store in the 4600 block of Tulare Avenue, police said. A man who police say was a lookout for the gunman fled the store after the 8:24 p.m. robbery attempt.

Fernando Valencia, 29, of Fresno was identified Monday as the slain bandit.

Police said Valencia went into the store, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded cash. Valencia blocked the clerk's path when he tried to escape, so the clerk, fearing for his life, pulled out a handgun and shot Valencia, police said. Valencia died in the store.

The employee was not identified.
Nonetheless, Harry Gill says guns are not the answer, although a gun seemed to do the trick on Sunday. Gill contends that it's better to limit the amount of cash in the register instead of having a gun for defense.

With all due respect, Mr. Gill, I'd suggest that surrender is a lousy method of defense.

1 comment:

JoeG said...

Ok, I live in Fresno. This guy is a moron. The largest gang in Fresno is the "Bulldogs". They are also the most violent gang in the state of California. It is not too uncommon here to see on the news where someone was being robbed, complied with all demands, and was shot or stabbed anyway.

I wish people that make comments like this would shut their mouths, and then go live by their advice (I can almost guarantee that the guy in the article has a gun at work, unfortunately that's just how people around here work).

More guns = Less crime!