arma virumque cano (et alia)
I approve of both incidents. When good people fight back, crime fails.
This supports my recent assertion that all citizens have a civic duty to resist criminals. If the store owners simply complied with the criminals, the criminals may still have injured them severely. And the criminals would have been free to attack more citizens. Instead, the store owners fought back and managed to capture one of the criminals.And once again an armed citizen -- in this case the store owner -- didn't shoot any bystanders.