Pharmacist fired by Walgreens releases video
It's the usual story: fellow working for a store is robbed, defends self successfully, and is fired for violation some policy against impeding robbers. This time, the un-victim has released the security cam videos, which has the store all bothered.
The change in the robber's attitude when he draws and shoots is marked. In about half a second it goes from aggressive to "run like hell" mode.
I suggest that gun owners should refrain from spending their dollars at Walgreens. Economic pressure is the only thing that will make these anti-firearms rights businesses change their tune.
Posted by: George L. Lyon, Jr. at September 20, 2011 09:45 AM
Looks like Walgreens would rather you die than defend yourself.
Posted by: Jim K at September 20, 2011 01:29 PM
Only employees are forbidden to defend themselves at Walgreens.
Posted by: Mike at September 20, 2011 02:25 PM
Mike: Then I suggest practicing Open Carry if you are a Walgreens customer, since they run a criminal friendly business.
Posted by: Kristopher at September 20, 2011 02:43 PM
So where would we shop? pretty much every place has such a policy (and they are all stupid).
Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2011 10:28 AM
I wrote Walgreens an email off their "contact us" page and I got back some lame boilerplate about "other businesses do it" and claims about safety this-and-that blah blah blah.
But if the robber who opened up shooting without provocation had hit we'd be talking about a dead man. I guess Walgreens is just practicing the "acceptable losses" approach where individual lives don't matter. It's all about the lawsuits and the bottom line.
Posted by: Stormvetprime at September 22, 2011 03:26 PM