This is regarding the comments in the previous post, a delicate matter and something where ego comes into play.
I’m the first one to support the right to do as much bodily harm as possible to someone that threatens to hurt you and your family.
Now, lets think practical as well. Surrender yourself and leave yourself and your family at the mercy of these beast? No, Hell no.
But in some occasions it’s abundantly clear that what they want is strictly quick cash, your car or cell.
This happens all day, all around the world, and here in Argentina, in spite of the much more violent than average crime, 8 out of 10 times, all they truly want is your cell, cash or car. I think this statistic is quite accurate compared to what I hear and see almost on daily basis.
Even within my family, my sister was carjacked, my brother had his wallet robbed a couple times, my parents where mugged on the street. They gave up what they had, and that was it.
This isn’t an exact science, you have to make a decision and do your best to see the bad guy’s true intentions.
If I’m on the street and someone catches me off guard and demands my wallet or car keys, specially when they already have you at gun point, I assure you I’d hand over the money or car keys immediately.
“Get moving we’re going to your house”
Now that’s something else, at least to me that’s worth making a move and risk getting killed, protect your family.
But with a clear statement like that, “Dude, you keys”, just give up the darn keys, swallow your pride, and spare yourself a lot of headaches.
Here’s a video by James Yeager. I pretty much share his point of view. I think I posted this before last year, but it’s worth watching again.
I wouldn’t be honest if I said I shared James statement about spending 100 dollars to save a bad guys life. As a matter of fact I'd do the world a favor and kill him if I knew all I had to pay was 100 dollars, knowing fully well that these beasts will later rob and probably end up hurting or even killing weaker older people, women and children.
As disturbed as the criminal may be, as much of a victim of society as he probably is, I’d sure kill him just for threatening my life, so no, I can’t honestly say I’d spend 5 cents to save these scumbag’s life.
I view this from another angle “Is this SOB life worth MY 2000 USD ?(bare minimum in lawyer expenses around here) And to that, my answer is the same, no. As much as I ‘d like to put down this animal, part of the problem that terrorizes my country every day, he’s not worth my time and my money.