We see these stories in the newspapers and televisions all the time. A person goes out and hires someone to nail their arch-rival or anyone perceived as a stumbling block in their business. For instance, we have seen men hiring hitmen to kill their ex-wives, and women doing the same. There are stories of two women fighting over a man before one decides to hire hitman and get rid of the other woman. Talk of business people paying to have their competitors killed in cold blood. Unfortunately, the trend has become the new norm of taking competition to the next level. The stories are always sensational. The most heart-breaking stories involve people killing their kin to claim insurance benefits. It is the demand for professional hitmen that has led to the proliferation of hitmen-for-hire sites.
I know many people are outraged by these stories and often wonder how someone could do this, but it begs the question, “What kind of person hires a killer?” Could things get so bad that almost anyone would choose to do this? The answer may truly surprise you. Keep reading…
According to the Department of Justice, the number one reason that a person would hire a killer is for personal progression. Whether it is to bump off a spouse so they can collect a big insurance policy or marry someone else, kill a co-worker so they can take their position, or have a partner killed so they can take sole credit for an idea or invention, this is the primary reason why a person would go to the point of deciding that killing another person, and paying someone to do it, is a perfectly acceptable idea.
This is not the only reason, however. Others do this for revenge. They have been wronged in some way and want to eliminate the person who has rubbed them the wrong way. There are also those who do it to scare the rest of the members of a family. They are basically telling that family that if they can kill their husband or aunt, then the whole family better understand that they could be next. This is mostly the cases when there are tussles on inheritance, especially for the so-called well-off families.
These all sound like ideas that average person would not reach out to hire a hitman for, but there is one category that many of us might be able to see ourselves tempted to make this choice – protection. We have all seen the stories where a kid in high school hires some tough guy to keep bullies away from him or her. Movies like My Bodyguard were quite popular and espoused this very idea.
Well, many adults are finding that they still have this same mentality and that they are facing bullies later in life. The option is to have them killed to end the torment. While it still is quite extreme, there are probably plenty of us that can see a situation where we might do this, especially if a child of yours was being bullied. It may seem crazy to do so, but there just may very well be a good reason why you would hire a killer.