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How not to rob a store

Step 1: Assume the clerk behind the counter doesn’t have a gun or know exactly how to use it.

Step 2: Run.

Becket Adams at The Blaze has the amazingly awesome details:

Jon Lewis Alexander, 54, is no ordinary store clerk. He has worked several “high risk” jobs and served four tours of duty in Iraq during his 30 years in the U.S. military.

And his training shows.

Video surveillance from Saturday night captures the moment a would-be thief entered the Marionville, Mo., store where Alexander works…

“One of the policemen told me later, ‘You’re a lucky man,’” Alexander told News-Leader.com Monday. “I said, ‘I think he (the robber) is a little luckier than I am…’ ”

Alexander didn’t tell his wife at first, but after she saw this video:

“It took her a while to calm down,” he said. “But I got all kinds of lovin’ when she came home.”

Jon Lewis Alexander: American Hero.

Your turn, gun-grabbers: Tell us why he would’ve been better off just doing what the would-be robber wanted. More guns = more crime, right? Let’s hear it.