Alternative to what?
I just spoke to the shopowners close friend. the shopowner took the
gun away from one of the robbers as they were about to shoot him (his
words). In some ways he got lucky-In others he was prepared. the man
is an experienced shooter.
Jewelry shop security is nearly a forbidden subject when we include
real self defense tools like firearms. Several magazines have
declined on that basis when I wrote an extensive article years ago.
"its too negative a subject" or 'we have liability concerns about
discussing gun use in our magazine".
Alarms and safes are not the end of this topic by any means...
It's a shame, good training can avoid terrible trouble and increase
the odds of survival. I train people in self defense with or without
firearms pretty regularly. Carrying gold many years ago convinced me
to train properly.
My first rule-Give up the goods and defend yourself or human life
only! If the robbers are being violent you can and probably should
fight for your life. My main point-Its never a good idea to fight to
the death for money or merchandise.
I train jewelry industry folks at no charge for my time. We share a
need to be careful. Anyone who would like to see the I do
publish is welcome to it for free. just email me off
and Full Spectrum Self Defense