By jobless - 13/09/2015 14:07 - United States
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What makes him an a-hole is the fact that his manager is accusing him of giving away money when OP's life was in danger. It doesn't matter if you live in an open carry state or not. Every gas station I have ever worked at/been into has had a law stating that you may not bring any weapons into the store.
Depending on how the man brought attention to the fun it could count as brandishing a weapon. For instance, if it was lightly obscured or in a holder clipped tightly, and he unclipped the holder or intentionally brought more attention to it, then that is a very clear threat of use. Either way, he had a gun and asked for the money. Better safe than dead.
Proper gun handling states that you NEVER brandish your weapon. You should wear clothing and behave in a manner that does not draw attention to the fact that you are carrying a weapon. The biggest thing of all is that you NEVER show aggression, or escalate an argument. The man walked in to a public area (most likely one that has a sign stating no weapons) strike 1. The man showed OP his weapon (bringing attention to his gun/brandishing) strike 2. the man then asked OP to empty the register (A statement made by the majority of robbers other than give me all your money) Strike 3. I would've pulled my weapon and either held him for police or shot him with the gun he never saw that I had because that's the whole damn point. The man was CLEARLY a threat and OPs boss (if he had been mine) would've had HR called if there was one, and if there wasn't I would've sued.
Better not to work for someone who values money more than your life
You really want to stay at job where you're threatened by customers and your boss is a retard?
Ask him how he would react to being threatened by someone with a gun. What a jerk! Sorry you had to go through that OP
It has more to do with the actions of the robber than the actions of the victim. And since the robber did not use or act like he intended to use the weapon, nor did he forcibly take the money, it's not punishable as armed robbery. Even with fake weapons they have to make some sort of threat with it. There are no laws that are punishable at the discretion of the victim. And that's the way it should be, because then it would be much too easy to set people up for crimes or for people to get away with things. Not to mention police brutality would become a norm ("I saw what looked like a gun in his pocket so I shot him"), and I don't think anybody wants the entire country to end up like Ferguson
Except anyone with an ounce of common sense would look at this and know that he did, in fact, threaten with a weapon. He emphasized said weapon and gave a command. Instead of paving the path for a loophole with golden bricks, how about we stop pretending an obvious threat wasn't a threat?
He didn't give a command, he asked a question. And I'm sorry if you think it is stupid, but common sense and inferring things from a situation doesn't play any part in law enforcement and court cases. They deal purely with the facts of a situation and if there aren't enough of those there's really nothing they can do.