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A valet who works at the General Motors Technical Center helped plant security forces apprehend a stabbing suspect before police arrived.  A woman stopped by the Warren, Mich., business, checked in at the visitor's desk and asked to see a specific employee.  When the worker arrived, she and the visitor talked and then stepped outside the lobby.  There, the visitor pulled out a steak knife and started stabbing the employee.  A valet, with a permit to carry, pulled his concealed handgun and ordered the assailant to stop.  GM security officers then arrived and held the suspect for police.(The Macomb Daily, Macomb, Mich., 2/11/16)

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 May 2016 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)

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