Are the people that come up with these policies for real? The Zero tolerance policy on weapons inside the stores did not stop the robber from bringing a weapon into the store, and never will stop anyone. So, who are they trying to stop from bringing weapons into the premises, people who follows and obeys the laws? This employee was only responding like any concern and reasonable person will. He did not walk into the store willingly in violation of the policy.
People forget very quickly to mention incidents where the presence of someone with a weapon would have save lives, like the night of the shooting at the theater during the Dark Knight premiere. It would probably minimize or stop the assailant. Or would the legal system imprison someon