A pharmacist in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana used his gun to stop an armed robber.
News reports say that shortly before 6:00pm, a robber who was wearing a ski mask and who was armed with a pistol entered the Thrift Village Drugs Store in Luling, LA and demanded drugs. After the robber tied up the clerk, a pharmacist was able to get his own gun and fatally shot the robber, according to police.
Armed robberies are a deadly threat for the employees and patrons of a business. Had this employee 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.
Thankfully, this pharmacy employee was armed, and as a result was able to defend himself and his colleagues against this violent robbery attempt. As a result, he went home unharmed and a suspect is in custody.
Simply put, armed self defense works.