The gun store I’ve been known to frequent (and sometimes, in days of yore, worked part-time) is in a large strip mall. At one end of the mall is an Asian restaurant. At the other a liquor store. Run by an Iraqi-American who escaped Saddam’s tyranny.
I always figured if there were a tobacconist, the BATFE could one-stop-shop.
The liquor store is sometimes visited by gun store employees. Not to buy beer, but rather soda, snacks and other flotsam and jetsam. (Hopefully not the pickled eggs.)
And the store’s been robbed a couple times. Not very good situational awareness on the part of robbers, choosing a liquor store a few doors away from a gun store!
One time, some years back, two
misguided youths young armed robbers were robbing the liquor store. One of the gun sales guys walked in, assessed the situation, and shot them both.
Distant members of the miscreants’ families (note: NOT the immediate families) staged a protest the following day. They said the killing of their ‘family members’ was racially motivated. I didn’t know armed robbers were a race?
On another occasion, one of the gun shop guys was in the store when a couple armed robbers entered. Andy (I’ll call him) was shot in the face with a .410, not having had time to respond. Fortunately, the shot hit the point of his chin, and dispersed along his jaw-bone. He’s still picking shot from his skin, years later. He’s fortunate they shot his jaw and not his eyes. And, he still works at the gun store.
And the armed robbers remain at large.
The point is, do you only buckle your seat belt when you expect an accident? Do you know HOW you would react in similar circumstances?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. You never know.