NRA's ARMED CITIZEN
A man who brought a 13-inch serrated hunting knife to the supermarket learned that picking an argument with a stranger can be a bad idea. Police reported that the knife-wielder confronted an older man for “looking at [him] for no reason,” and threatened to “cut” him. The man asked the aggressor several times to drop the knife, but he refused and charged at the older man, who has a valid permit to carry a firearm. The older man defended himself with his 9 mm Glock, sending the assailant to the hospital with a groin injury. (Philly Confidential Daily News, Philadelphia, Pa., 10/29/2014)
This month's posting reflects an example from "studies [which] indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb, or in some cases, property."
Reproduced from NRA's February 2015 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)