I know it sounds like a Keyboard Kommando talking, but if some guy is pointing a gun at me and telling me to hand mine over, I'm going to try my darndest to give him all the bullets first.
That location is not known for folks OCing. As a matter of fact the area is known for the relatively high number of folks who legally cannot have guns at all. When I have been there I was the only one OCing, although even casual observation made me pretty sure there were others who were carrying. A few even seemed to believe I was some sort of cop.
Given the above, I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how the BG knew to ask for the handgun and why the person with the handgun decided not to shoot it out with the BG. I'm also thinking that there might be a follow-up story in the paper in the next day or so about some poor soul who was just about to turn their life around getting shot down right before Christmas.