Dangerous Men

I wanted to blog this earlier, but Wyatt beat me to it.  It takes a certain kind of cold hearted son of a bitch to decide the lives of people doing their jobs is worth less than the money they are transporting.

If any good can come out of this, it’s that people who choose to be gunmen, and go about armed, need to be serious about their skills, and be prepared to do what they have to do.  There’s always the possibility of a bad guy getting the drop on you, but I hope others will be on alert, and the next confrontation will result in dead scumbags.

5 Responses to “Dangerous Men”

  1. Wyatt Earp says:

    Frakkin’ coward. We’ll get him, Sebastian. Trust me.

    Of course, when he’s convicted, the liberal Philly courts will probably give him time served, or something equally inane.

  2. Jadegold says:

    Nope, wrong lesson learned.

    There’s something distasteful about mourning men killed doing their duty while at the same time suggesting they weren’t ‘serious’ or ‘prepared.’

    Instead, the lesson learned here is that it really doesn’t matter how many firearms you carry or how “skilled” you may be–a determined killer will usually succeed. The fact these deceased men were former police and likely received training as police officers and via the security company kind of puts the notion that Joe SixPack can walk into his WalMart and buy a gun and be impervious to crime to bed.

  3. Sebastian says:

    You like to claim we’re saying a lot of things we’re not. I have no idea of the training level these men had, and I would never suggest that having a gun means you always win.

    I’m suggesting that it make people who carry a firearm for a living, or for personal protection, cognizant, prepared and alert for trouble, because situations can go from fine to deadly very quickly in that line of work. I did not suggest, nor did I mean to suggest, that these men were poorly trained or that they let their guard down.

  4. RuffRidr says:

    It’d be interesting if these criminals ended up being from New Jersey. Then Pennsylvania could complain that New Jersey is exporting all of its criminals to their state. Anybody have any Criminal Trace Data that we can look at?

  5. straightarrow says:

    I was in Atlanta when two armored cars guards came into a crowded retail center to service the ATM machine. What I noticed is that anybody could have taken them. One was squatted down in front of and facing the machine, the other was watching him work. Hell, they could have been taken with a pair of brass knuckles.

    Someone should always be aware of possible threats in this situation. The killer in this case “sneaked” up on them? How the Hell did he do that?

    I regret that these guys got killed but it would have been better for them if they hadn’t cooperated. And NO! Don’t jump my ass for saying that. ATM’s are in public places, the only way someone can be sneaked up on is if he isn’t paying attention of if his partner who should have his back isn’t.