The would-be robber is now in the hospital after he brandished a toy gun at the Medicap Pharmacy in Cheyenne, Wyo., and demanded narcotics on Saturday.
"The 42-year-old pharmacist shot the suspect once in the chest," the Cheyenne Police Dept. said in a press release published on Facebook.
Local residents who responded to the press release were overwhelmingly supportive of the pharmacist.
"Lesson learned, don't bring a toy gun to a real gun fight," one resident commented. "Good job to the pharmacist for being a responsible gun owner."
Although anti-Second Amendment advocates constantly claim that gun control is necessary to "get guns out of the hands of criminals," this attempted robbery shows that robbers don't necessarily need real guns to commit "armed" crimes.
The suspect tried to rob a pharmacy with a toy gun, and if it wasn't for the Second Amendment, he would have been successful at it.
Also, the fact that the man was so desperate for drugs that he attempted to rob a pharmacy with a toy gun speaks volumes about the failed War on Drugs.