Just an interesting note, The Jeweler I worked for straight out of
college posted a sign in his window that said he was a “Proud member
of the US olympic rifle team” he also posted his scores. He kept a
handgun holstered to his bench next to his thigh. He also kept a
handgun in every jewelry case. We were told to “faint” if we were
ever robbed so he would have a clear shot. He was never robbed, but
he was burglarized, all they stole were the rifles he kept in the
What a great example of deterrence and good fortune. That "fainting"
plan is one to remember by anyone who works around armed security
anywhere. Great advice in a bank if are there at a bad time.
No matter what you do there is someone out there with a bigger gun
and a faster hand and more willingness to use both…I guess maybe I
am a pacifist but when I was in England I entered a store that you
had to be buzzed in for entry and buzzed out for exit so one step
further what if the robber couldn’t get back out easily? Would deter
some from trying. Make it too difficult for most robbers to gain easy
entry and exit and maybe they will pass you by cause if they were
into hardship for wages they would work like the rest of us.
Now druggies after a quick score don’t have the brains behind those
pistols and are always going to be trouble but perhaps a buzz in
system would confuse them into not even entering.
I won’t have a retail store anytime soon unless I can feel safer
when I am there!
An American Cameo Artist
when I was in England I entered a store that you had to be buzzed
in for entry and buzzed out for exit so one step further what if
the robber couldn't get back out easily? Would deter some from
I live in Nottingham in the UK and about 18 months ago the local
family jewellery shop, where people were buzzed in and out,was
subject to an armed robbery.
The mother, father and daughter were all there and Marion Bates
stood in front of her daughter to protect her and was shot and
killed. The boy who shot Marion was a pupil at the school where my
partner teaches. The accomplice may have held the door open, I just
can’t remember the details. Mr and Mrs Bates had been a year away
from retirement and the family was devastated and closed down the
shop this year after many years of trading.
I said it would deter some from trying 2 boys with a gun are in the
insane desperate acts category as I said there is no way to prevent
crimes by those. Every situation is going to be different I pray none
of us ever has to find out.
An American Cameo Artist