Shannon "Bear" Cothran was working at a Shell station owned by Nouria Energy Corp. in Nahua, New Hampshire Monday when a robber entered with a knife. How did Bear handle it?
He drew his handgun and took aim at the would be robber. No shots fired but the robber decided to leave rather quickly.
What also happened quickly was Bear being fired despite the efforts of his manager and district manager to save his job.
Here's the statement the company released. Notice the lip service to the right to bear arms while saying their employees should be disarmed and at the mercy of an armed attacker:
"Make no mistake: We care about the personal well-being of employees like Mr. Cothran, whose years of service are truly appreciated — not about the money in the cash register. So, we are especially grateful that this situation was resolved without injury. We do respect the constitutional right to bear arms. However, we believe the best way to keep our employees and customers safe is to prohibit weapons in the workplace."
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