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Armed Robbery Shows Ineffective Self Defense | Active Self Protection

Remember, the threat during an armed robbery isn’t to the money or possessions; armed robbers are threatening your life. Your Active Self Protection is far more about life than possessions, but if you’re going to resist an armed robbery you MUST do so with ferocity and intelligence! If you value what we do at ASP, would you consider becoming an ASP Patron Member to support the work it takes to make the narrated videos like this armed robbery? gives the details. Want to learn more? There are 8 additional lessons, 3 class starters for instructors, and links to more information about this armed robbery on our website: Attitude. Skills. Plan. (music in the outro courtesy of Bensound at Copyright Disclaimer. Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.


bossoholic says:

That Robber is an idiot for showing his face.

Pfletch83 says:

It looks like the robber was also using a crossman air-pistol.

ReddDrum says:

looks like its a popular bb gun used in a lot of armed robberies, but there is a manufacturer that made a 22lr pistol that looks that same bb gun.

Christoph Teichmann says:

typical for black people

hazel brown says:

As a 52 year old woman I don't think fighting an attacker would be an option. What can I carry legally to defend myself, I live in the UK.

MrNiceGuy423711 says:

Im 13 and this is way better than minecraft. This is the stuff that will help people, not minecraft.

butt hurt says:

and robber was black

lol omg says:

Im assuming this asshole got caught later.. evidence is overwhelming. He looked directly at the camera. I hope the police didn't consider this just another bodega routine robbery.

Lahking AyeSoul (xXAssassinSnipeXx) says:

Is it better to try and go stealth and get the robber from behind or just make yourself known?

Webinator says:

Merry Christmas John!

Ben G says:

I noticed the cashier got rid of cash before letting the robber have his way. unless the that part of video was cut out. the Robber took too long.

Zacchaeus Nifong says:

This guy barely got away.

John Erit says:

It's a fake gun. If you pause the video at late 2:21 and look at the back end of the weapon you'll see it's a b.b. gun. I used to have that model as a kid. You pull on the back end where you see those handles to load it or something.

سلطان حیدر says:

would it be racist to say that in my experiences its usually always black guys committing these kinds of crimes.

jimmi izzy says:

He should have just grabbed a Slim Jim

myvirtualside says:

Active self protection rule number one: reduce your weight if you are overweight, so that you can move fast and make your body a smaller target for the bullet. I am surprised this instructor not follow this rule?

Chris Keithley says:

deth penalty for all criminals from now on

BuckGreywolfe says:

At 1:19 where's the cash?

Straight Shooter says:

Is it just me or did the guy in blue have mental issues? Just buy his actions and facial expressions, he didn't seem to grasp what was really going on. I think that's why he grabbed for the gun, to get it out of his ear. After that he was fine with the guy being there and I think that is why he didn't try to stop him. Just a thought. Merry Christmas to you and your John. And have a safe and prosperous New Year.

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Dorjee Miyake says:

He didn't even take that many money :(

Scottybravo1 says:

A super wedgy would have took the robber out of the fight

Kim Hap says:

Quick question : if we were armed which body part should we go for to drop that guy before he shot back ?

Learnzz says:

The guy was stronger and a lot bigger and they couldn't take the gun, the first guy was just pushing it away from his head

ghs224 says:

your asking the Pot Bellied Elf to launch an attack? ?? are you FKNG kidding me !! it would have been an INSTANT SUICIDE MISSION

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