That's what police departments and elected officials tell you to do when confronted by violence.
Linda Susan Raulerson,
I am not willing to bet my life that the scumbag who wants to rob me will immediately turn into an honorable person as soon as I turn over the goods. And what if the criminal wants your body or your child?
I don't think so.
I don't want a criminal to think attacking me is a safe bet. I want him to think if he attacks me, it may be the last thing he ever does. Or if he attacks any law-abiding citizen, because any one of us may be armed, trained, and willing to defend ourselves.
Remember, The Authorities who tell us to just surrender meekly either carry guns themselves or have armed bodyguards.