I was just watching a soft news show, Inside Edition and they were showing a story of pharmacies in New York who are being robbed at gun point for drugs.
Apparently one recent incident resulted in 4 fatal shootings by a lone gunman. The victims did not put up any resistance, they were simply shot because they were there. One of them was only 17. The story is here:
Last bit of the story on IE was of a small pharmacy owner who is going to keep a baseball bat at her side at all times.
Last I checked, a baseball bat doesn't do so well against a gun, unless the wielder of the bat gets a jump on the assailant.
Perhaps NY needs to reconsider its gun laws? I bet that these types of crimes would plummet.