Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are cowering in fear. Police: Store clerk shot after giving cash to robber in NE Houston | abc13.com
The suspect demanded money, and when he was given the cash, he opened fire on the clerk.
Giving bad guys “what they want” is not a guarantee of safety; it is a strategy for dealing with violent criminals. A strategy that sadly has a lot of flaws.
A gun in the hands of this clerk or in the hands of one of the customers in the store may not have changed the outcome. There are no guarantees in this life.