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GeneralRe: Saturday's Garage Sale Pin
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Marc A. Brown26-Sep-11 11:52
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I believe that John's point was that you don't have to do something stupid in order to wind up in danger.

To answer your point, you don't have to live in a "dangerous" neighborhood to have your house broken into and a convenience store in a "good" part of town can be robbed just as easily as one in the "bad" part. If you happen to be there when it happens and if the bad guy decides to leave no witnesses, you're screwed if you have no means of defending yourself.

snorkie wrote:
I'll hand over my valuables and have a great story to tell later.

It's not about the valuables. Things can be replaced and generally aren't worth someone's life. Your life, however, can't be replaced. If you hand over your wallet to the mugger and he decides to go ahead and kill you just to make sure you don't have any extra change in your pocket, you aren't going to be telling any stories, great or otherwise. That's where defending yourself comes into play -- not as a means of keeping your "stuff".
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