As reported, an employee of the Los Amigos grocery store reportedly used his gun to stop an armed robber:
Police say that at about 8:45pm, an armed man entered the store, located at 204 W Brighton Avenue in Syracuse, New York, and attempted to commit a robbery. An employee of the store reportedly drew and fired his self defense gun, striking the robber in the torso and ending the attack. A suspect, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, then released into police custody to face charges of first-degree attempted robbery and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to news reports. No injuries to the grocery store employee or any bystanders were reported.
Once again, guns are a valuable self defense tool. Unarmed individuals can suffer a terrible fate when a criminal robs them, even if they fully cooperate with the criminal’s demands. The same is true for those who try to run from the robber.
On the other hand, fighting back against robbers can be quite effective as a means of reducing the risk of injury to the victim. This armed barber shot an armed criminal who threatened him and his son, saving their lives. This armed pet shop clerk shot an armed robber who threatened a fellow employee’s life, as well as his own life, preventing them both from being stabbed. This armed pizza delivery man defended himself against 3 armed robbers, and walked away unharmed. This armed citizen stopped a bank robber, while this armed Israeli citizen stopped a terrorist.
Thankfully, this store clerk was armed for self defense, and as a result survived unharmed. As an added bonus, a suspect is now in custody. Simply put, self defense works.