Jul 25, 2014

Speak Out: Should Store Clerks Have Guns?

Speak Out: Should Store Clerks Have Guns?
Bear Cothran thought he was doing the right thing when he used his gun to chase off a would-be robber on Monday who tried to hold up the Shell Station. But hours later he was fired for violating the company's policy that prohibits employees from having firearms on the job.

Since Nashua Patch reported this story, Nashua area residents have flooded the site and Facebook with comments. Tell us if you think Cothran and other store clerks should be able to have guns to protect themselves and their customers in our blog.

You can also download our free Patch mobile app for the iPhone from the Apple store or the free Patch Droid app from the Google Play store that will allow you to instantly share photos, videos and your thoughts from the game all season long.

To share your thoughts, you'll need to log-in (or create an account if you're new) in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Once signed in, click on the store clerks blog and at the top, click inside the box that says "Write a new post." Then select "article" at the top and you'll be on your way to posting your thoughts. It's that simple!

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