Saturday, April 28, 2012

Why concealed carry works

An armed citizen in Salt Lake City halted a stabbing spree on Thursday night.

A man had purchased a knife in Smith's Marketplace and began stabbing others. The armed man drew his weapon and ordered the criminal to drop his knife or he'd shoot him. The man dropped the knife and was grabbed and held for the police.

Notice that the armed citizen didn't shoot the criminal. He warned him, and that was sufficient. But what if he hadn't been armed?

This is why we need concealed carry in Illinois. A trained, armed citizen will intervene. We won't replace police. We will act when they aren't around. And, with good training, we'll use only that degree of force needed.

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