In descending order of importance, the only motives for how one deals with an armed bad guy should be 1) survival of self and other innocents present, and 2) the principle of thwarting evil. One should never, ever, ever have to worry about "Will I get fired for what I do about this?" Besides, it's hard to predict how one will react to that situation. I hope I never find out.
It's often said "Just give 'em what they want because you can't buy back your life." I understand the logic but feel like retorting, "but you can't sell
the PTSD you get afterward!"
Speaking of PTSD (which I've experienced from other causes) I generally wouldn't wish it on anyone...except a***holes like whoever fired the AutoZone hero.
Does anyone know if AutoZone stores are corporate or franchise-owned? I have mixed feelings about boycotting because it may amount to cutting one's nose off to spite one's face, i.e.,
hurting the employees instead of the fat cats.