“Surveillance video from inside a Spanaway convenience store shows an armed robbery turned into a shootout when clerk Seul Lim fired at the man holding up her family’s store,” Tacoma, Washington’s mynorthwest.com reports. “The video shows Lim being held at gunpoint at the Pacific Quick Mart on Tuesday when she fires at the robber, missing him. He fires back striking Lim in the abdomen.” Ms. Lim is recovering. “She’s tough, she’s a tough cookie, yeah,” Lim’s husband Min Kim said. As TTAG tipster Mike points out . . .
I think it’s telling that this store is owned by immigrants. They’ve likely come from a poorer country with less opportunity, and so appreciate the freedoms here that reward hard work and give them the means to protect themselves and their business. I’m reminded of the Koreans during the L.A. riots who took up arms to defend their businesses.
To which I can only add that this incident shows how easy it is to miss someone with a gun, even when shooting at bad breath distance. It also illustrates why gun gurus say never draw on a drawn gun. And try to distract a gunman before counter-attacking. Also, the wisdom (for the robber) of standing side-on to a potential threat.
But anyway, result. Right?