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Two Liquor Store Robberies

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.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


2 thoughts on “Two Liquor Store Robberies

  1. Correct, you never know. Back in college after the Army, had a job supervising a crew of drivers doing medical office pickup and delivery. One of the crew was also recently our of the Army. Every morning we bought a big cup of coffee to go at a donut shop that was held up one morning while we were at the cash register waiting to pay. No word, no eye contact, nothing, the other driver and I threw our hot coffee in the guys face. Glen racked the guy's semi while I stomped his ankle.Best part? Free coffee forever at the donut shop.

    Posted by Well Seasoned Fool | June 27, 2011, 3:53 pm
  2. Excellent!Nice to hear about the good guys winning!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | June 27, 2011, 6:10 pm

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