I worked at my gas station for a total of 5 1/2 years, and was robbed twice after 4 months, and then 12 1/2 months later robbed a 3rd time.
The math you guys are trying to figure out is wrong. It depends on what’s on the robbers mind, he still has to react to you, Gun talk media did a test where somebody had a gun pointed at another person, and they’d try to see if the guy could pull the trigger before the other guy draws and pulls his trigger and he failed everytime.
The robber isn’t expecting you to carry, when you draw it’s called violence of action, and you’re making the robber react to you, if you suprise him, and he does shoot, it’ll probably be a crappy shot, and most handgun rounds are survivable. There’s stories of clerks pulling a gun and getting shot 4 times, but was able to put one robber down and the other one fled, and in his interviews he said if the scenario was to happen again, he would of done it again.
If your life is in imminent danger, you can and MUST use deadly force to stop it. It’s either die on your knees or die fighting.
Active Self Protection says to wait your turn, but sometimes your turn may never come. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO SURVIVE!!! There are no rules in a gun fight.
I tend to think of it as this way, which is easier to shoot, a guy on his knees holding still while you put a gun to his head, or somebody actively fighting and doing anything he can to try to disable you permanently?
The 1st option you’re giving your life up to the robber and letting HIM DECIDE WHETHER TO SPARE YOU OR NOT! The 2nd option, you’re giving him a fire breath of F YOU you don’t have a monopoly of power on me, you have to deal with mine first, and it may be the last thing you or him ever do.
Companies like to talk about the money, and say the money isn’t worth your life, but you’re not protecting the money, you’re protecting yourself. The guy who’s robbing you is not your friend, he doesn’t have good intentions, and after he gets done with you, he’s going to go across the street and rob the next guy. You have to draw your own line in the sand, what is going to make you pull your weapon out and use it. You come in a gas station, a laundromat, a grocery store with a gun out robbing people, you’ve already crossed my line. Everybody in the room is now in danger, and I fully intend to draw and fire.