The victim is the one in the unfortunate position of being in the exact right place to have stopped Stephens.
Someone took his gun and understanding that he could have tried to fight.
He needed a gun. He was elderly and it was tragic.
That is the essence of what most miss when they even consider violent encounters.
They tend to think of some concept such as fair fight, and reason.
There is nothing reasonable about it.
See the victim was denied any chance to stop Stephens.
Thank the police, and politicians and the preachers.