Get a permit and get your self a decent handgun or rifle, then when someone robs you for your phone, give it to them and then also give them a bullet or 10 the moment they step back. If enough people do this you will see muggings stop as the risk vs reward (reward being what you can loot from someones pocket) will be too high.
Another option is to avoid using a smartphone, (most smartphones get used for just answering calls and texting.)
Get a standard cellphone (the battery will last 1-2 weeks depending on use)
then get a MP3 player with physical buttons so you don't need to take it out of your pocket to change songs, adjust volume and other functions.
(when it comes to audio hardware, smartphones often use lower quality amps and other audio processing hardware compared to a decent MP3 player.)
by simply keeping the device in your pocket when out in public. (the most effective way to accomplish this is to have a device that can be used and interacted with without removing it from your pocket)
PS if you decide to go the 9mm to 50cal route (depending on your neighborhood) check to make sure your state has a stand your ground style law first.
answered Nov 28 '12 at 20:59
I might get flamed for this, but I'd give him the good ol' Bronx Beat-down. I mean here in the city, you have to know how to defend yourself such as keeping your things close and if the occasion arises beat his ass. Don't resort to this unless necessary but yeah.
answered Nov 28 '12 at 21:38
DJ Scooby Doo
give it to him and report it stolen as soon as possible, no since getting hurt over a smart phone.
answered Nov 28 '12 at 20:41
heres the problem. I live in canada you can't own a gun unless your the police.
answered Nov 29 '12 at 00:24
Don't carry a weapon; you'll just risk having turned on you unless you're Chuck Norris.
answered Nov 29 '12 at 10:05