Should you have a gun at your small business to defend yourself or blast a criminal who tries to rob you using their gun? More and more criminals using firearms are likely to shoot and kill their victims to eliminate the chance that they might get caught later due to the key witness being alive? But if you have a gun on the property you might also find yourself in a lawsuit from the robbery victim’s family. Stating you should not have shot Johnny as he robbed your store, because he is only 17 years old and didn’t know any better?
Either way you lose. Often when you are robbed or your car is stolen in a larger city the crimes end up with just a number. You can try to collect on your insurance but as a small business person that simply means your insurance goes up and if you do not have insurance on your business premises then the bank will cancel your loans and the land lord will find you in default of your lease. The criminals know that the police will not or cannot do anything about it. If you try to protect yourself the criminals have more rights than you do and you can lose your entire business from a junk lawsuit in some liberal court?
Sounds bad doesn’t it? It gets worse, some franchise attorneys are now advising their clientele to not have guns on the property of franchisee locations, thus the franchisor is writing this into the contract, to protect them selves from being named in the lawsuit in case the franchisee shoots someone? Go figure; you cannot win. But if every business owner had a gun and shot all criminals, then no criminals would exist anymore, because they would have been shot or afraid to get shot and of course this would be the best for all concerned?
There are so many ways to get sued or screwed in business and you cannot even defend yourself anymore. If you have a gun and some crazy employee goes nuts with your gun, you get shot or sued. If you shoot someone who threatens to kill you, you get sued. If you threaten someone who has harmed you; then you get sued or go to jail or both. You cannot win, this game. I recommend every business owner have a gun on the property, tell no one and know how to use it. When a criminal robs you with a weapon; kill them. If everyone did this, no one would be ripping off America’s small businesses, think about it. Pro Business, Pro Gun, Pro Freedom; anti lawyer and anti criminal.