Thursday, December 16, 2010

Subway robbed, employees shot

Subway robbed, employees shot

Is it worth your life to work in a place which doesn't allow you to be prepared to defend your life (and the lives of your customers) properly?

Two employees of a Subway sandwich shop were shot and locked in the cooler by a robber early this morning (Monday) in Albuquerque. They are expected to recover.

I have no idea whether Subway respects the rights of its employees (I could find no information on the subject at their website), but based upon my observations of most, if not all, corporations (which are a government-created entity with no real rights) I would bet the employees are forbidden to carry the tools of effective self defense. This time, they were lucky to survive.

If Subway does forbid employees to carry firearms on the job, those injured in this robbery should expect the corporation to attempt to compensate them for their injuries and suffering. Prevent self defense and you are responsible for any harm that comes to anyone while on your property. No exceptions.



  1. "Prevent self defense and you are responsible for any harm that comes to anyone while on your property."

    Only if you agreed to accept that responsiblity.

    If it's your property, you set the terms on which people may enter/use it (if you can't set those terms, it's not your property, is it?).

    If someone doesn't like your terms -- which might include both prohibition of possession of arms AND specific disclaimer of responsibility for your defense -- they don't have to enter/use your property.

  2. I do believe there are some responsibilities that are yours whether you want to accept them or not, and this is one of those. You make certain rules and those rules carry a flipside that may not be to your liking, but it still exists.

    It's like firing a gun. You may claim it isn't your responsibility where that bullet goes once it has left your possession but that doesn't mean that your claim holds water. A train of events has been set in motion by your act or policy and whatever happens due to that is your responsibility.

  3. Kent,

    The connecting thread that makes you responsible for where your bullet goes is volition. The bullet has none. It can go only where you send it.

    Another person, on the other hand, has volition. He or she can make his or her own choices and responsibilities -- and doesn't get to transfer responsibility to you for those choices unless you are willing to accept it.

    I have an airtight box. The air in it will last you 40 minutes. You want to be in that box for some reason, and my conditions are "okay, but you have to stay in there for 45 minutes and you can't take an artificial air supply in with you. Otherwise you can't use the box."

    If you accept, the responsibility for your death by anoxia is yours, not mine. Period.

    Ditto for "you can enter my property only unarmed, and your personal defense remains your responsibility."

    Don't like it? Don't enter the fucking property. It's mine, not yours, and your use of it is either entirely conditional upon our agreement on the conditions, or it's trespassing.