Convenience Store Clerk’s Execution Shows Danger of ‘Giving Robbers What They Want’

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U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A Tupelo detective said an armed robbery suspect walked up behind a compliant convenience store clerk Sunday morning and shot him in the back of the head,” the Daily Journal reports.

“The clerk is very gracious and even gave him a stack of money he didn’t ask for,” detective Wes Kloac testified. “He opened the safe for him and gave him a bank bag.”

After ordering the Chevron Food Mart clerk to the floor, “(The suspect) then walked up behind Mr. Singh and, at point blank range, executed him,” Kloac added.

The suspect, who “has been living on the streets since last December, has prior felony convictions for burglary of an inhabited dwelling and two counts of burglary of an auto.” That means he’s a “prohibited person,” forbidden by law to have a gun. That that “disability” didn’t stop him should surprise no one. Neither should the fact that someone with multiple felonies for victimizing people is set free by what represents itself to be the “criminal justice system” to stalk the streets and find new victims.

Also unsurprising is Chevron’s position regarding armed employees. A 2016 memo opting the company out of Texas’ open carry law reiterated:

“Other states have varying laws governing firearms; however, the Chevron policy is consistent that no firearms are allowed in any Chevron facility without prior approval from Global Security.”

That’s in spite of the fact that this is hardly the first Chevron armed robbery ending in merciless slaughter. Almost one year ago, in September 2021, a clerk in Washington was ruthlessly murdered. And it’s not like it’s a recent phenomenon: Here’s a story of a Chevron clerk who complied with his assailants only to be slain in a 2013 robbery.

The fact that corporate gun banners remain deliberately indifferent is something well known. As Insider reported in 2019:

“More retail workers than law-enforcement officers were killed in homicides on the job for 6 years in a row.”

They’re forbidden to have the means of defense. Instead, those who demand they stay this way offer useless advice  guaranteed to leave them at the mercy of those who have none:

“Give them what they want.”

It’s the same suicidal “advice” gun-grabber groups have been parroting ever Handgun Control, (now conveniently calling itself “Brady United Against Gun Violence”) demanded back in 1981:

“The best defense against injury is to put up no defense give them what they want, or run.”

“This anti-gun position, too, is bereft of criminological support,” criminologist Don Kates wrote in a 2008 analysis. “Twenty years of National Institute of Justice data show that victims who resist with guns are less likely to be injured, and much less likely to be raped or robbed, than victims who submit. Indeed, in more than 80 percent of cases where a victim pulls a gun, the criminal turns and flees whether he has a gun or not.”

That wasn’t the case in the May 24, 2000 “Wendy’s massacre,” when seven employees were forced into the restaurant freezer, bound, gagged, with plastic bags over their heads and then each shot in the head – all in New York City, the home of the Sullivan citizen disarmament laws.

The question must be asked:

“What if what they want is your life?”

That doesn’t matter to the “Business Must Act Coalition” an Astroturf collaboration between prohibitionists like Brady, March for Our Lives, and others, using corporate shaming to extort compliance with its demands. Not satisfied just with dead clerks, the “Coalition” has given companies an “F” unless they forbid customers from being armed in states where it is lawful, on the insane cover theory that such customers are the problem.

Each new killing gives them another “opportunity” to blame guns, blame gun owners, blame gunmakers and gun stores, blame their “lobbying” groups, and loudly demand more “commonsense gun safety laws.”

This is what they enable and in a sense welcome. Note that if viewing  such things  overly disturbs you, you may want to heed the warning and not play this video:


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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linkman

That execution was callous, horrific, pointless, ruthless, and without morals. It’s the exact type of crime that the death penalty is intended for.

Hopefully this event leads to more people carrying at work in spite of their employer’s policies and also for more companies to move away from their anti-self-defense stances.

swmft

better just no one take a lob with these companies,

CourageousLion

Back in 1974 I was working as a store detective for Grand Union in South Florida. The company policy was no guns. One of my coworkers, picked up a shop lifter. He started to resist him and an off duty City of Miami police officer came to his assistance. SURPRISE! The perp was carrying a .357 magnum down the front of his trousers. And another SURPRISE. His name was Marvin Francois wanted for involvement in a home invasion robbery where all 6 occupants were executed. He was executed in 1985. The ring leader was j executed in 2013. What would… Read more »

Montana454Casull

Arm up and carry on your life depends on it .Do not trust your life to a criminal . Some will kill you . Don’t take a chance !

swmft

shoot first, god will ask them the questions

Bigfootbob

Exactly.

incorrigible

Vietnam war era motto: “Kill them all, let God sort them out!”

DIYinSTL

It looks like another company to avoid doing business with. Years ago, Phillips 66 used to have the best gasoline prices around and was on my way home from work. Over a decade ago now, maybe two, it was publicized that they would not allow employees to keep a firearm in their car when parking on company property. That’s when I stopped buying gas from them even though the policy did not directly affect me.

Bigfootbob

Good for you. I do the same. I have a personal list of companies I refuse to do business with too for various reasons. I have modified my policy recently. Now when I quit a company, I send them emails, phone calls and sometimes snail mail letters explaining why I will never do business with them again. The more channels in the company you can copy the better. It probably has little effect, other than personal satisfaction but I figured, the left does this, sorta like all the enforcer buddies at Ammoland who have multiple accounts who dole out downvotes… Read more »

Bigfootbob

Waiting for approval!

CourageousLion

If everyone would to what you did, do you suppose the company execs would capitulate to keep from going bankrupt? I suspect that answer would be yes.

Hazcat

I’ve worked for companies like this. All I can say is: That’s why it’s called concealed carry.

Bigfootbob

You’re exactly right. I work for one now. During the Summer of Love, we were told if we felt unsafe, do not drive into the area rather than allow us to carry. How can we do that when my job is going into customers homes regardless of where they have the misfortune of living? All I can say is lawyers are the reason we can’t have nice things.

Ledesma

Anybody that pulls something like this is doing it for the killing not the robbing.

Josephus

Anyone who presents a gun intends to kill you – period – and you should act accordingly.

Anyone who doesn’t believe this is an abject moron and we can only hope they are sterile and don’t vote … but unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Captain Sloog

If you carry on a job where weapons are forbidden, well you could always get another job; you can’t get another life.

gregs

if only the leftists would have that attitude when it comes to firearms, just give them what they want. they are insane or stupid to think that inanimate objects are the problem.

swmft

guns are a problem to them, that cant tell you what to do and enforce it with numbers…remember they keep saying democracy or rule by majority….mob rule..no individualism ..portland was a good example …they would not be doing that in my neighborhood…firetrucks would be cleaning the streets, not putting out fires. With the number of guns in privet hands (roughly 400 million) you would think they would get the idea they may be starting a war , and while I believe they have guns and dont want us to have them …they say life is worth more than property and… Read more »

KenW

Years ago, when I worked at Winn Dixie, I knew managers and assistant managers that did if fact carry, although probably illegal in those days they did it anyway.

Bill

I do not patronize establishments which prohibit firearms. I also do not support with my money, establishments like Chevron who prohibit employees from defending themselves! Sometime ago when I learned of the Chevron policy, I cut-up and returned my Chevron credit card with a note explaining why I would no longer give them my business!

Jonesy

I am thinking on doing that with my visa card.

Oldvet

Jonesy… Just spend $5 bucks a month on it and pay it off as soon as you see it on your bank statement . So they don’t forget you but get no interest . If you have your bank account on your computer you can check your balance every morning .

Wild Bill

What about that Capital One credit card that I see on TV? What is their policy?

JayWPB

Capitol One’s policy is to not send you a statement, then charge you interest and a penalty for not paying on time.

Wild Bill

Well, so much for them. Thanks for the good info.

Ope

Bill, what’s in your wallet ? j/k

Wild Bill

Moths.

Liston Matthews

Codrea’s Law tells you all you need to know.

John

Can’t these companies be sued for not protecting their employees? And prohibiting them from protecting themselves?

JDT

My employer has rules against having firearms, but I would rather be jobless than dead…

CourageousLion

I think that what everyone needs to do is play the game children play…”Let’s Pretend”. https://courageouslion380.substack.com/p/lets-play-lets-pretend

nrringlee

The Progressive mind finds all manner of ways to avoid confronting the reality of evil. This has been true on the global level where progressives have insisted upon appeasing totalitarian thugs since the time of the Little Austrian House Painter to present with the murderous ChineseCommunist Party. They bring their magical thinking to local issues with spurious thinking such as that put forth by Brady. We increasingly face pure evil. My reason is contained in Matthew 24. Yours might contained in some sociological clap trap. But the undeniable fact remains clear: evil is on the march. Methamphetamine and other toxic… Read more »

ExGob

Things like this would not be happening if we would quit coddling the criminals and get back to applying the prescribed penalties for criminal acts. Since that isn’t likely to happen, everyone needs to remind everyone else to arm-up and be ready to take positive action in the event of an attack. Positive action means up to and including killing his/her attacker, if necessary. When we’re dead, we’re dead; it matters not how we got that way. RESIST IT AT ALL COSTS! Be Prepared,
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Bob

Why not file lawsuits against companies like Chevron for contributory negligence when their no gun policies leave their clerks dead?

Bigfootbob

That seems like a logical idea. However, I see Chevron or one of the others either buying off the victims family or swarm the plaintiffs with a freight train full of shyster lawyers. A tough battle to fight, but winnable, IMHO.

RicktheBear

That things was cold. I don’t want to call it an animal as that would be insulting to actual animals.