As reported, a restaurant employee used his gun to stop two robbers:
Police say that a pair of men entered the Peking Restaurant in Brideport, CT, intending to commit a robbery. During the course of the robbery, an employee drew and fired his lawfully owned gun in self defense, striking one of the robber and causing them both to flee, according to news reports. The robbers are said to have driven off in a car, only to crash the car a short distance away, at which point one suspect fled on foot. Police reportedly arrived to find one dead suspect, whose name has not yet been released, in the vehicle. No injuries to employees or customers of the restaurant were reported.
Robberies are a deadly threat for the employees and patrons of a business. Had this employee been unarmed, he and others might have ended up injured like this deli owner, this bakery worker, this man, or this woman, as criminals often harm even those victims who cooperate fully. Attempting to run away often leaves a robbery victim harmed as well, as this man learned.
Luckily, this employee was armed, and was able to defend himself and others from the violent criminals. As a result, the employee and the others present all went home unharmed, and at least one suspect will never again harm another person.
I would like to note that this self defense shooting, like the overwhelming majority of self defense shootings, did not result in any innocent bystanders being harmed. Anti gun people like to suggest that self defense gun uses result in wild west shootouts, leaving innocent people injured or killed. That is just not reality, plain and simple. The fact is that such cases of bystander injury are quite rare, and armed citizens have been shown to be 5.5 times less likely to shoot the wrong person than the police.
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