JodyH said:What if the badguy isn't satisfied with just stealing your bike?
What if he doesn't want any living witnesses and puts a bullet in your head?
The problem with the "give them what they want and they'll leave you alone" mentality, is that some people are psychopaths and will not even blink when they pull the trigger on you.
Think about it this way, you are placing your life completely into the hands of a person who is willing to use deadly force to steal from you. I don't know about you, but I like to have some control over whether I live or die. I do not want to have zero options when cooperating just isn't enough and the criminal decides to kill me for the heck of it.
9/11 proved that. IMHO, there should be a absolute, no way out law, that if you use a firearm in the commission of a felony, you receive at least life in prison, no parole, no chance of parole, no chance of pardon, nothing, period. Better yet, put the SOB out of our misery.