Arlington store employee shoots youth after break-in, police say

Did this employee do the right thing? Should the charges be dropped? Many people are demanding that this person be released and chargers dropped, including Tucker Carlson of Fox News. My view is that the store clerk acted very irresponsibly by opening fire without having complete situational awareness and continuing to fire as they tried to flee the scene. Was the store clerk in fear for his life? Although I can’t know exactly what he was thinking, this was probably not a life threatening situation. Any threat was over as soon as they turned and ran. My view is that this type of behavior can give responsibly armed citizens a bad name, the prosecution should proceed, and that NRA or other 2nd Amendment organization should not intervene on the clerks behalf.

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