[quote]Professor X wrote:
[quote]but I would think that if someone with a gun has every intention to rob you, and does not start shaking like a bitch and give away his intentions, then he is the one who really gets to dictate how the situation goes, regardless of whether you have a weapon or not.
Gee, that is why people who grew up in rougher neighborhoods are ALWAYS on the lookout for mutherfuckers with guns and a desire to take your shit.
Walking into a gas station and pulling a gun is NOT the same as someone walking up on you OUTSIDE. Most of these gas station attendants are aware of that risk which is why there is often bullet proof glass between the cash register and the counter in neighborhoods where this is likely to go down.
There is very little chance of someone OUTSIDE walking up on me without me noticing at all unless I am uncharacteristically ignoring my surroundings.
Not looking like a fucking target also helps no matter how many guns you have on you.[/quote]
lol as if what you told me is something I didn’t know just because I’ve never had it happen to me. Do you think people who didn’t grow up in rough neighborhoods are unable to pay attention to their surroundings? For all you know, the only reason I haven’t been robbed is because I don’t go places where I’m likely to be robbed, yet you assume it’s related to some naivete on my part.
I was assuming his friend’s nephews were working at the gas station since attendants are normally the ones who get held up. Most gas stations where I am do not have bullet proof glass. Even if they did, that would just mean the criminals would spread to places that they can hold up.
And if you were standing outside a gas station, and I was in the passenger seat of a car that pulled into a parking spot in front of you, are you saying I couldn’t have a gun on you before you could do anything about it? People were quick to jump on the idea that they just weren’t paying attention, were unaware etc., and I’m making the point that sometimes you aren’t the one in control and it’s not up to you.