A man with a toy gun attempted to rob a pharmacy but was shot by the pharmacist armed with a real handgun.
The would-be robber is now in the hospital after he brandished a toy gun at the Medicap Pharmacy in Cheyenne, Wyo., and demanded narcotics on Saturday.
“The 42-year-old pharmacist shot the suspect once in the chest,” the Cheyenne Police Dept. said in a press release published on Facebook.
Local residents who responded to the press release were overwhelmingly supportive of the pharmacist.
“Lesson learned, don’t bring a toy gun to a real gun fight,” one resident commented. “Good job to the pharmacist for being a responsible gun owner.”
Although anti-Second Amendment advocates constantly claim that gun control is necessary to “get guns out of the hands of criminals,” this attempted robbery shows that robbers don’t necessarily need real guns to commit “armed” crimes.
The suspect tried to rob a pharmacy with a toy gun, and if it wasn’t for the Second Amendment, he would have been successful at it.
Also, the fact that the man was so desperate for drugs that he attempted to rob a pharmacy with a toy gun speaks volumes about the failed War on Drugs.
“Nearly any crisis you can name in America is made worse by the war on drugs: gangs, drugs, prison, AIDS, guns, crime, taxes and deficits,” former Chicago prosecutor James Gierach told the Chicago Sun-Times. “The reason that this drug war has lasted for 40 years is because both the good guys and the bad guys are in favor of it.”
“The bad guys are in favor of prohibition because the only place you can get it is from them and the good guys are protecting the growing prisons and subcontractors.”
“You have to hire more judges, prosecutors, more probation officers, more parole officers, more drug counselors, and more drug testing labs,” he continued, revealing the fascinating amount of service industries that benefit from the criminalization of drugs.
And the attempted toy gun robbery in Cheyenne is yet another example of how drug prohibition causes widespread drug use and violence.
“In Chicago alone, with 200,000 gang members, we have every gang there is covered and they’re fighting over who’s going to control the sale and distribution of narcotics,” Gierach said in an interview with Infowars’ David Knight. “When you put prohibition in place, you make something that grows on a plant the most valuable commodity on the face of the Earth.”