Okay, here’s the thing: You’re getting ready to lock up your store at night. You’ve run the reports and you’re heading for the door, when someone bursts in, yelling and pushing you back to the counter. They demand you open the drawer and give them the cash. What do you do?
You have a split second to make a decision. You can do exactly what they say and hope they don’t do any harm to you. Or, if you have some sort of weapon next to the drawer, you can reach down as if you’re going for the drawer, but instead pull the weapon and pop’em with it.
I’m not here to tell you what you SHOULD DO. That’s a personal decision you have to make for yourself. But, I can tell you, I keep a TASER M26C next to my cash drawer. Now, I’ve not had to use it and I certainly hope I don’t have to. But, if I’m in the “all-too-common” situation above, I at least have a choice. I want a Taser gun because I don’t want to kill them, although I probably should. And, I don’t want pepper spray, because they’ll probably just run off. I want something that’s going to drop them to the ground, allowing me time to call the cops. While the cops are on the way, I’ll bind the person up. So, not only are they stopped from taking my money, but they’re also going to be caught.
Think about it and plan accordingly. Again, I may be too freaked out to do it, but at least I have options.