Excellent article series on a rarely-discussed problem – most bad guys give up when you point a gun at them! Now what?
Why would we ever make the decision to hold onto, or pin, a potentially violent criminal? As a civilian, we have no responsibility to arrest or detain a criminal. To the contrary, as exposure increases, risk and danger increases.
To catch up, please read the first three parts of this series:
Exposure increases risk for the criminal and it increase risk for the armed citizen.
For the criminal, the less exposure, the less transfer of evidence, the less chance witnesses can observe the crime, and the faster they could get away. More exposure equals more chance of getting caught. A criminal wants to get in and out as fast as they can. They want to get “paid” and get out. The more exposure (time) the greater chance something could go wrong.
The same is true…
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