Friday, July 27, 2012

Defensive gun use

Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store. (more at link)
Note that the good citizen did not fire his gun. Such defensive gun use happens more often than than is reported in the media.

There are between 800,000 and 2.5 million defensive gun uses per year by law abiding citizens


  1. I guess that there is no way to accurately quantify this but I wonder how many incidents such as this go un-reported or how many are completely thwarted due to the fact that our, responsible and law abiding, citizens are armed? I'm willing to bet that it's significant!

  2. FTA "He pulled it [theknife] out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people."

    We are left to wonder who this man's people are.

  3. Sorry. That's NOT the way I was trained in the military nor in MY law enforcement training exercises nor in MY CHL classes. The weapon is NEVER drawn as a threat or for wounding purposes. It is only drawn to be used as lethal force to protect yourself or others against lethal force. For those that carry, it would behoove them to spend A LOT of time at the range popping caps under stressful situations. Dead men tell no tales.

  4. "Dead men tell no tales."

    And fewer law suits!

    1. Another of the qualities that you're strong in, JB -- perception.


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