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Tuesday, May 24, 2005


Stick To Robbing Gas Stations

This is why bad guys don't usually try robbing gun stores:

Officials said the clerk shot Courtney Hall, II in the back twice following a brief struggle.

That struggle happened after Hall allegedly tried to steal weapons form the store.

Hall was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the clerk shot Hall because he believed Hall was reaching for a weapon and he feared for his life.

Police said they were looking at surveillance video of the incident, but they weren't sure if the clerk would face charges.
The only potential problem here is, of course, that the bad guy was shot in the back. That might make the clerk's life more difficult than if the wound was in the bad guy's chest. Of course, in a perfect world the only evidence necessary would be to show that the bad guy was trying to rob the place, followed by zero further questions.

However, the point remains that this is exactly why there are far fewer robbery attempts at (open) gun stores than there are at gas stations. Only an idiot tries to rob a place where s/he knows there are loaded guns.


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