As reported, a gas station clerk in Hollywood, Florida used his gun to stop multiple armed robbers, fatally shooting one such robber:
Police say that at about midnight, a pair of armed robbers stormed the gas station. Acting in self defense, the clerk reportedly grabbed his gun and fired at the robbers, striking and fatally wounding one, and sending the other robber fleeing, according to news reports. Police are said to have apprehended the suspected second robber a few blocks away. 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.