There is a long-standing myth that if you just “give them what they want” the bad guys will leave you in peace. This guy didn’t get that memo, apparently. SC store clerk shot in head during Pageland robbery | The Herald.
A witness told police a black man came into the store and demanded money and that after the woman gave him cash, he shot her.
Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you can do. That is a sad truth.
A gun may not have saved this woman – there are no guarantees in this life, except death and next winter’s snow. But meekly complying did not accomplish the goal of keeping her safe.
How you respond to a violent encounter requires a strategy. My strategy would be based around self-defense.