A Florida gas station attendant found himself in a life threatening situation when two armed robbers stormed into his gas station and demanded the contents of the register. The clerk complied and after handing over the money one of the robbers attempted to shoot and kill the clerk. Thankfully they missed and the clerk was able to grab his own weapon and return fire–potentially wounding one of the suspects as they fled.

Police are still searching for the two suspects and will not file charges against the clerk–who acted in self-defense. Authorities believe the clerk would have lost his life if he hadn’t had a weapon to defend himself–another life saved through legal ownership of a firearm.

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