Skip to comments.Baristas hope packing pistols will discourage robberies ( WA )
Posted on 03/19/2014 3:58:13 PM PDT by george76
Coffee stand hit three times.
Krystal Cogswell wears a holstered pistol on her hip while pulling espresso at Jitterz Java in Northwest Spokane.
I figure if they can see it, maybe it will be a deterrent, apparently being a girl isnt enough, the 24-year-old said.
Robbers have struck Jitterz Java twice in February. On Sunday, a man who appeared to be armed ran off after a barista grabbed her gun and called police.
The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. The way Ive been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a gun is always on shift, she said. The women will carry their own personal handguns that theyve been trained to use.
Chapel has encouraged all of her employees to seek firearms training.
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Hmm...my usual order is, “I’ll have a double, straight shots, please.” I might have to rephrase that... BTT
I’m sure libtards will say “no, a peace sign is all you need. Guns are evil”
I’m sure Holder is already sending the gestapo to deal with these people who think it’s ok to arm themselves.
Minorities hit hardest.
As long as she knows she’s outta reach!
Otherwise, she’s likely to be disarmed and have it used against her!
That’s the importance of “concealed” carry!
They don’t “know” that you have it, but it’s there if you need it.
It will be interesting to see where those drive through coffee shop baristas who wear only bikinis will ‘keep their heat?’
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We figure she is right, just seeing a gun is often all it takes to make a criminal think twice. Especially when you factor this in:
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She carries that extra weight rather nicely...
Gutsy girl. I hope she is right.
Most perps wont want anything to do with that. But, on the otherhand, some perp sees it and may take it from her, etc. etc.
With that many recent robberies, something needs to be done.
I prefer mine concealed, unless I am making a statement about open carry.
What you read is not the current it is the part of the Constitution that will be voted on June 12, 2018. With that vote, Maine will leave the Union and be the first state to be free. No IRS, No EPA, No Dept of ED or Energy, No FBI, No IRS, NO BATF.
A right to work country that cannot ever join the UN, a country that has only 1,000 men serving in the active military, but that is enough to insure our freedom and borders.
A country where education is prohibited to the Republic and counties, and is restricted to the local community second and the parent first, a country by Constitution rewards families that homeschool.
A country that, by Constitution, defines anyone entering through other than a legitimate border crossing, is defined as an armed attacker and can be dealt with as the such.
From the actual article, “The police wouldnt comment on Chapels decision to encourage armed baristas, said Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Monique Cotton. We would encourage anyone in any situation to call us. We have excellent response times. “
“The police arrived on scene in three minutes on Feb. 18 and 28 and in four minutes on March 16.”
Well good for them.
I usually plan my safety according this:
“Dial 911 and Die”
Aaron Zelman of JPFO is one of the authors.
Nice grip on that butt, ...it’s one reason I like revolvers.
“Most perps wont want anything to do with that. But, on the otherhand, some perp sees it and may take it from her, etc. etc.”
This has been discussed extensively on the open carry gun sites. Turns out there’s been ZERO instances recorded of that happening nationwide despite plenty of open carry going on. Happens sometimes (rarely) to cops, but not to civilians. It sounds reasonable to say “might” and “maybe” but the actual facts prove otherwise.
“As long as she knows shes outta reach!
Otherwise, shes likely to be disarmed and have it used against her!
Thats the importance of concealed carry!
They dont know that you have it, but its there if you need it.”
Her whole point is to have it visible as a DETERENCE. This works. Lots of reports of a bad guy avoiding a holstered gun once it was spotted. Never been a case reported nationwide of an open carry gun being grabbed from a citizen. Happens sometimes to cops, though.
A response time of three minutes? Four minutes?
When seconds count, the police are minutes away.
ROFL Stop! Stop! Yer killin' me here!
Yea, I think generally you are correct.
If a perp sees it, he will want to go to where the pickings will be easier, and leave her alone. Similar to making the house entry difficult and alarmed. If a perp sees that the house he may be entering is alarmed, he usually goes to easier pickings.
This is why self defense with guns work. Society is safer if perps think someone may have a gun. And this is why gun control and gun free zones don’t work. But this is just common sense.
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