Originally Posted by WickedLou9
How many cases have occurred of armed robbery where no one was shot? That is the factor you have not considered. If you arm the employees of these companies, I can assure you that more shootings would happen. If you encourage all employees to intervene with deadly force, you are going to end up with more shooting victims, not fewer. Some of those victims will be innocent bystanders, some will be the perpetrators and some will be the employees. By encouraging people to being guns to work like that you remove the possibility that no one gets shot.
Also, of course the private company thing is relevant. Even if we come to the conclusion that guns are 100% certain to make the whole world safe and stop all crime, it's still within a private company's discretion whether or not to allow it within their doors, and you can't force them to change. So the answer may end up being, "so what?".
I am not proposing that private companies change their policies. A private company can do as they wish as long as they do not break the law. The firing of the shooter in Michigan was expected because he broke the company policy. I have no problem with this, though I think it is stupid.
Your belief that shootings will increase if employees have guns has absolutely no basis in fact. Your argument is the same one proven false in many states where cancelled carry laws were enacted. Those like you claimed cancel carry would be like the wild west with blood flowing in the streets. Of course, they were wrong just like you are wrong.
If a criminal believes employees are defenseless because of store policy, is it likely the criminal will stick up that store and commit murder? Conversely, if the criminal believes employees are likely to be armed, will the criminal stick up that store?