Originally Posted by SteveEisenberg
By using a gun they turned a crime police would have ignored into one that almost surely now has a detective assigned. And if caught, they will face a long sentence -- maybe as long as for a non-violent bank robbery (see my last post) -- for a tiny potential payday.
Sorry, but using a gun to steal a Kindle -- or even an iPad -- is really, really, dumb.
As I did not provide a comment or opinion on the legality of the actions, I'm unsure as to why you would quote me or direct your comment to me.
As to your other point, is there another weapon more efficient for robbing someone? A gun only requires one hand, leaving your other hand free to hold on to what you're taking. It is immediately recognizable. It leaves little doubt as to the intent of the person holding it.