...Look, I don't know that it's all that much more polite (most people are polite anyway), but eventually it's a lot safer.
The other day, a fellow went into a grocery store on Indy's northwest side and stuck "something hard" against a clerk's back, ordering her to take him to the store manager's office.
En route, another employee noticed -- and shot the guy. (From context, it would appear that individual had a much better look at the "something hard" than anyone yet interviewed.)
Bottom line: bad guy is stopped, permanently; and IMPD isn't arresting anyone.
Details are still being filled in but it looks like a clean win for the people opposed to strong-arm robbery. And that would be most of us.
In a world where clerks have taken to punching out attempted robbers, crime really doesn't pay.
If you want less of something, stop subsidizing it! That's a message the anti-gun, anti-self-defense crowd cannot grasp -- but most people can, and have, and are applying.
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