via FP: Pensacola, Florida, resident Jarrell Blackmon, 24, learned a pivotal lesson regarding the Second Amendment this Saturday when he tried to rob a food mart with a toy weapon — only to be confronted by a clerk legally armed with a REAL gun, reported the Pensacola News Journal.
According to a press release from the Pensacola Police Department, the suspect, Jarell Blackmon, 24, entered the store at 1101 W. Cervantes Street at 2:25 a.m., wearing camouflage, at hat and a bandana over his face. The clerk said he told the suspect to remove the bandana, but he refused. Blackmon then came behind the counter and pulled out a pistol which the cashier assumed to be real.
The robber managed to take cash from the drawer and 10 cartons of cigarettes before he fled the business. Before Blackmon escaped, the cashier, Abed Alsaq, 20, of Pensacola shot him.
OOM! Nice try, though, slick!
Soon after, the police found him stumbling about, bleeding from the neck, and they took him to the hospital for care and then to the jail for incarceration.
Blackmon now faces charges of armed robbery, grand theft, public order crimes, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and and resisting arrest.
See what happened here?
This criminal thought his weapon — or fake one, in this instance — would protect him, but he forgot that the Second Amendment entitles citizens like the aforementioned clerk to carry a weapon for self-defense.
In this instance, that right came in handy big time.