or at least the ability to tell a toy from the real thing.
This story turned out exactly the way it should have Ė with the clerk laughing in the thiefís face. The crazy thing about it is that it could have gone differently. If the clerk has known less about guns and was more easily intimidated, then the clerk might have fallen for the ruse and assumed that it was a real firearm.
This illustrates the importance of general gun knowledge. People tend to fear what they donít understand, and thatís especially true in the world of firearms. Based on the evidence, it seems that the robber was relying on the clerk being ignorant of guns.
The flip side of this was a post in DU2 about a lady finding a North American Arms mini revolver on the ground and thought it was a novelty cigarette lighter, but learned otherwise when she wounded her daughter in the arm when trying to light a cancer stick.
For those of you who don't know