The wounded employee, 64-year-old John Lukachak, is recovering from injuries to his left hand and upper shoulder. The gunman fired a single bullet that police said lodged in a large muscle in Mr. Lukachak's back.
The robber, described as white and in his 50s, entered Federal Firearms Co. on Thoms Run Road at 10:05 a.m., just after the shop opened. Police said he was armed with a gun that had a large-capacity magazine, possibly a machine pistol, and took a weapon from the store. Mr. Lukachak reached for his own gun but did not return fire.
As I've sagely noted many times, it's complete lunacy to believe a firearm (or many firearms) will keep you safe. Too many gunloons believe a criminal is going to broadcast his intentions from the next county and give the gunloon and opportunity to assume his NRA-certified position.