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on Jan 8, 2008
It is the meth.
How is this possible? Aren't handguns outlawed in Palo Alto?
"How is this possible? Aren't handguns outlawed in Palo Alto?
Posted by The Duke"
You're kidding aren't you? Aren't you?
this is really concerning.
A 12 gauge behind the counter and an attendant that's trained and not afraid to use it would stop this from happening.
If I knew, or even had an inkling, that the gas station attendant had a weapon behind the counter, whether or not he knew how to use it, I would not buy my gas there. The likelihood is that it would be an innocent bystander or the attendant themself that would be the most likely to be hurt by that gun.
A gun behind the counter sounds good to me. Don't rob my house.
And yes, I would buy gas there.
As anyone who has worked this kind of job knows, you are *trained* to not resist and just comply. The training teaches you that the money and the items are not worth your life. You are to note the details of the robber and call 911 once you feel safe.
As the economy continues to sink lower we will see more of these events.
The subprime meltdown has just begun.
Fed, please keep lowering those interest rates so we can keep borrowing those sinking dollars!
A gun behind the counter sounds good to me. Once you submit to the criminal, you don't know if they will rob you or also try to kill you. Better safe than sorry, and employees should the option to fight back. It's their life -- not the company's or the government's. Yes, I would buy gas there..
I noticed those guys as I drove past them that night. The next day I read about the robbery.
They looked the part, dressed in dark clothing and had the hoods up on the sweatshirt, pacing a bit. I gave them the benefit in my mind at the time, just another person waiting for the bus there, I thought.....
I feel sorry for the attendant. I was robbed once and it was a terrifying experience.
Those desparados obviously have watched to much tv, played too many violent videos or heard tooo many stories, boastings from people who probably claimed to get away with similar stick ups.
They are too dim witted to realize the REALITY that for just $200 each (the split after the take), they are going to be spending at least five years (+) each in prison. There, they can brag..(yeah, right.) They will be laughed at and end up being someone's bitc~.
Reality check...time to talk with ANY youngsters you know and try to relate to them how this world works...and please, give them some hope.....Thanks.
AND continue to buy gas from Jim Davis. He's a great guy.
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