How was that clever? He got robbed anyway. The only thing was that he got out of there alive. If I was the robber, I would've laughed.
I just want to get on my soapbox for a sec with regards to guns. Yeah, it's easy for us who are not in that life and death situation to say, "i would've shot the bastard" I think what most people don't realize is what it means to shoot someone. I keep telling my kids. Shooting a gun is not like on TV or the movies. There is no such thing as shoot to wound or shoot in the leg. That's all fake. If you're ever in a situation where your life, or the life of a loved one is at stake, and you have a gun, you do one thing and one thing only. Shoot to kill. Two shots, center mass. Head shots is another entertainment fiction.
Before even conceiving on whether you should own a gun, you need to ask yourself this fundamental question and answer it honestly. Can you end someone else's life? Forget the "oh if I have to" bullshit. Simple question. If you're looking at another human being, and have a split second to make up your mind, can you kill him/her? In that split second, you will not have time to judge, "is my life really in danger?" "is the life of my loved one really in danger?" Most of us, in our society are more wired to flight than fight, and if you cannot pull that trigger when the time comes, then you have most likely signed your own death sentence.
Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now. I just had to say something. Sure, violence on TV and movies is fun, and it's fun to watch the bad guy get shot and killed. But in real life, that bad guy is probably more wired to fight than flight than you are. If I were a shop keeper and someone came in with a gun, I'll say, "how much can you carry away?"