Originally Posted by LunchBox
Here, back in Chile, unfortunately during Pinochet“s dictatorship, many chileans specially from the armed forces, thought the same way as you do now, in relation of how to deal with criminals and thieves in their civilian life. At first, it was an asset and crime diminished, but after a relative time, crime once again appeared at the same levels as it was before, only that now, even if they try to steal you a pencil, they are carrying guns and knives with them and at the minimum alarm or suspect of self defence, they are willing to use them against anybody. Crime rates are not higher than before, but they are much more lethal now, than ever. Maybe you should think about our sad experience, before you intend to carry it out yourself.