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Man With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Attacker




Guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens can be used to save lives. On Thursday, April 26, 2012, we got more proof.

An attacker bought the knife inside a local market in Salt Lake City, UT, then stabbed one man in the side of the head and another person in the stomach. The attack took place in the market parking lot. A bystander with a concealed carry permit witnessed the attack and stepped in to keep it from escalating. The bystander was suspicious of what might be going on, and when he saw the stabbing, he just drew his pistol and challenged the individual, which caused the attacker to lie down on the ground. By the time police officers arrived on the scene, the attacker was subdued and is now in custody.

The knife wielding man seriously injured two people. Then, before the attacker could find another victim, a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. “A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him,” said market employee Dorothy Espinoza. The attacker dropped his weapon and the people from the market grabbed him.

Police had high praise for gun carrying man who ended the hysteria. “This was a really volatile situation that could have gotten even worse,” Salt Lake City Police Lt. Brian Purvis said. “(The bystander) was definitely in the right place at the right time.”

But that’s just my opinion.

Cross-posted at RWNO, my personal web site.

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  1. fmrsgt says:

    This just proves that there need to be more stringent knife-control laws! Maybe a waiting period before you pick up your Bear Grylls Gerber locking folder? Gotta be 21 and have a permit to buy anything with a sharp edge. And close that knife-show-loophole.

    The fact that there was a legal gun in the picture is purely racist and not fair in any way. The fact that the police are praising this racist is only further proof how ultra-racist this whole situation is.

    And bringing a gun to a knife fight was not fair in any way! The crowd should have tackled him and taken his gun away and made him face down the attacker with a similarly sized knife.

    You people are racist bigot homophobes! Obama 2012! :)

    • Frank says:

      i HOPE that was sarcasm. if not, you’re dumb as a 5 pound sack of…….goat cheese

    • George says:

      What the hell is racist about this. There has been nothing said about the race of anyone involved. You are the only racist in this picture. Please defeat Obama, he is also a racist.

      • fmrsgt says:

        My post was a joke, illustrating the likely anti-gun response to this article and how ridiculous those people can be. I thought the “knife-show-loophole” made it pretty obvious.

        From now on I’ll use Kyle’s disclaimer when writing sarcasm/satire.

        • Ghena says:

          Yes. you should at least put (sarcasm) in quotes at least. Because this is text and people cannot hear your voice or see your facial expression to make a determination – is he /she joking or serious