As reported, a convenience store clerk in Wichita, Kansas used his gun to stop an armed robbery:
Police say that two armed robbers entered K.C.’s Gas and Groceiers at the corner of 11th and Broadway in Wichita, KS on Thanksgiving night, around 7:00pm, while a third accomplice waited in a get-away car. Acting in self defense, the clerk reportedly fired several rounds and struck one of the robbers, fatally wounding him. The two other suspects fled, but were apprehended by police, according to news reports. No injuries to the clerk or any bystanders were reported.
Armed robberies are a deadly threat for the employees and patrons of a business. Had this clerk been unarmed, he could have ended up shot like this deli owner, this bakery worker, this man, or this woman, as criminals often shoot even those victims who fully cooperate. Attempting to run away often leaves a robbery victim shot as well, as this man learned. Luckily, this clerk was armed, and as a result was able to defend himself against this violent robbery attempt. As a result, he went home unharmed and a suspect is in custody. Simply put, armed self defense works.