One thing that people that try to rob a store don’t necessarily understand is that they never bother to plan things all the way through to make sure that they come out of it right on the other side.
They don’t get the fact that if there is a business with more than one person in it than there are too many variables to try and decided what might happen and how to react to it that it should take weeks to plan a robbery.
However, most of these people decide at four in the afternoon they are going to rob a grocery store at six in the evening.
What they don’t realize is that there could be another person in there with a gun or every other customer in there could have a gun.
And if a law abiding gun owner sees someone menacing another innocent person with a firearm, then all bets are pretty much off.
Via Mad World News:
On Tuesday morning, a would-be thief entered the Family Dollar store in Dekalb County, Georgia, and he pointed a gun at two employees working there.
Fearing for her life, one employee opened the register and began handing money to the robber, who believed that he was the only armed person in the store.
As it turns out, however, the thief was very, very wrong. While the Family Dollar employee was handing over money, a customer walked from the back of the store to the front, and he noticed what was happening.
He saw the robber pointing his gun at the employee’s head and acted fast, pulling out his own weapon and shooting the thief several times.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, but the employee who had a gun pointed at her head has been shaken, as anyone would be. “She’s upset. She’s dealing with corporate right now,” Sgt. Lynn Shuler said, “but she’s fine.”
“Investigators learned that a man had walked into the store and pulled a gun on two employees,” the outlet added. “While an employee was handing over money, the customer shot the man, killing him. Four or five customers were in the store at the time. The shooter has not been identified and is not expected to be charged, the news station reported.”
This story is the perfect example of why our Second Amendment rights are so vitally important. If the Family Dollar customer who took down this robber had not been armed, the incident would have ended much differently, potentially with the death of the discount store’s employees and customers.