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Guns are NOT Talismans!

JayG said it – truer words never spoken!

Then followed up with THIS!

Long Island Deli Worker Pulls Machete, Chases Away Armed Robber

A New York deli worker pulled a machete from under his counter and chased away an armed, masked gunman who fired a shot at the wall as he demanded money, police said.

Police on Long Island say the gunman entered the Stop & Shop Deli on Crooked Hill Road Sept. 25 and fired his silver .22-caliber pistol as he ordered the worker to stuff his Air Jordan backpack with cash.

The worker apparently chased the dude out of the store and through the parking lot. Armed with a machete. Against a gun. That’s pretty impressive right there, I have to admit. Not many people would go on the offensive against a (marginally) superior weapon. I know I’d sure as hell be reluctant to take on someone armed with a gun if I only had a lawn care implement…

Amen, brother!

(I was reminded that Jamaica has rampant violent crime, and very strict firearms control – perhaps we should all get machetes as backup?)

Another dispatch from..

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “Guns are NOT Talismans!

  1. There is a certain psychological deterrent factor to pulling out a machete. As long as you’re not afraid to actually use it … the blade isn’t a talisman, either. ;)

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 13, 2013, 8:46 am
  2. Ronald Reagan has a stack of three-by-five cards in his lap. He skids up a new one: “What advice do you, as the youngest American fighting man ever to win both the Navy Cross and the Silver Star, have for any young marines on their way to Guadalcanal?”

    Shaftoe doesn’t have to think very long. The memories are still as fresh as last night’s eleventh nighmare: ten plucky Nips in Suicide Charge!

    “Just kill the one with the sword first.”

    “Ah,” Reagan says, raising his waxed and penciled eyebrows, and cocking his pompadour in Shaftoe’s direction. “Smarrrt–you target them because they’re the officers, right?”

    “No, fuckhead!” Shaftoe yells. “You kill ‘em because they’ve got fucking swords! You ever had anyone running at you waving a fucking sword?”

    ― Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

    Posted by Joel | October 13, 2013, 9:14 am

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