As reported, the clerk of a convenience store defended himself and a customer against a violent armed robber.
Police say that a masked and armed robber appeared in the store while the clerk was speaking with a customer, at which point the robber fired at the clerk’s face and missed. The clerk is said to have grabbed his own gun and fatally shot the robber in self defense. No injuries to the clerk or robber were reported.
Every robbery is, by definition, a crime of violence. In many cases such as this one, the robber will attempt to harm or kill the clerk immediately upon entry to the store. When clerks are armed for self defense, they are in the best position possible to defend themselves and their customers against such violence. Indeed, the many examples from this website demonstrate that armed self defense works.
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