Like it or not, when the chips are down and lives are at stake, an armed citizen can be the "first responder." People who dont like guns invariably rely on people who have guns when their lives are in danger.
ID'd by a female acquaintance; somebody didn't get her smokes. LOL!
I wonder, if the clerk could sue the robber for the intentional tort of assault and get the chrome piece as part of the judgment? If so, would the department give it up (assuming the thief's pistol wasn't stolen)?