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    A good Samaritan to the rescue

    "Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store"

    A Utah man was able to stop a serious crime in progress.
    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.
    By the time officers arrived the suspect had been subdued by employees and shoppers. Police had high praise for gun carrying man who ended the hysteria. Lt. Brian Purvis said, "This was a volatile situation that could have gotten worse. We can only assume from what we saw it could have gotten worse. He was definitely in the right place at the right time."
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    Well done.
    What's interesting to me is to a group such as the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the act of the good Samaritan would count as gun violence, when in reality he used a gun to stop violence.

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    It's so interesting to note folks want to

    "stop gun violence" without addressing

    what puts violent criminals on the streets

    with guns. Instead of focusing on the

    person with poor or non-existent parenting,

    lack of jobs skills education in schools,

    rampant drugs in lower income housing,

    and any of the dozens of social ills which

    culminate in a criminal with one gun and six bullets

    walking the streets; Everyone wants to focus on the

    LAC with 20 guns and 10,000 bullets who is minding

    his own business, and leading a productive life.



    I can only wonder how many other armed people

    were there, who decided not to get involved, because of

    the potential of the backlash ruining their lives...

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    Seems to me that criminals create a lot of poverty, poor parenting, drug abuse and so forth... not that those things create criminals. Each person CHOOSES whether or not to harm other people, and it's not just because they are poor or once were abused. People choose whether or not they will abuse drugs - the drugs don't choose them.

    Most poor folks don't commit violent crime. Most people survive poor parenting, single parent homes, and outright abuse without becoming criminals. Lots of people use drugs without becoming violent or criminals either.

    Blaming parents or drugs for the choice to harm others and commit violence makes no more sense than blaming the gun for what the person holding it chooses to do. Criminals come from all walks of life, all socio-economic groups and all ages. They are criminals because they CHOOSE to be violent.

    People need to take personal responsibility for their choices, not look for more excuses.

    The person in the OP story made a very difficult choice and took responsibility well. Seems as if that's the important thing to think of here.
    I own my life and my body. I'm the only one who is responsible for that life and my safety. That's why I carry a gun.

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    Talking

    I'm not making or looking for excuses. But when society

    hands you a skillet with a greased handle, there's a

    good chance you're going to drop it.


    Case in point: A few years ago, while I was at the movies,

    a couple guys got busted trying to break into my truck.

    Did they pay to repair the damage? NO

    I asked the Parole Officer-"What is being done to

    prevent these guys from doing this again? HOW

    are we going to lead them to making productive lives for

    themselves? " No answer.

    We're in a society which provides a public education

    that allows children to graduate with minimal skills,

    provides welfare for mothers who I wouldn't trust to

    raise a hamster. We support a media and culture which glorifies

    the easy, quick solution. Criminals are glamorized.

    If these guys had real parenting, and job skills, they

    would have had cars of their own, and better things to do

    on Friday night than break into my vehicle.

    The guys who broke into my truck should have been taking

    their dates to the movie. They should have been sitting in

    the theater, watching a flick and eating popcorn, not

    breaking into other people's cars...



    BTW,when short-sighted legislators start picking apart

    LACs gun rights, and creating impotent laws,

    that's making excuses, also.

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    Did they pay to repair the damage? NO

    I asked the Parole Officer-"What is being done to

    prevent these guys from doing this again?
    Wolf, most judges sentence people to pay retrobution whenever they damage someones property. While on probabtion their PO should be explaining to them that they need to start paying you back or start sitting their butts in jail on the weekends. Something hasnt gone right in their sentencing. You need to get on their PO's case about this b/c when they get off probation there wont be any leverage to use against them.
    Brandon

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    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.
    I wonder how long it will be before the first lawsuit is filed against the gun carrying citizen?

    Zip
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    I can picture it now,

    guy with knife; That guy with the gun violated my rights and scared me with his big gun I only had a little knife.

    Judge; Thats okay son will make sure that man pays.


    The media; man with guns threatens poor missunderstood victim.
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    J.J.

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    Thats what I had running through my head the entire time I was reading the story.
    Brandon

    Take a kid shooting. They are the future.

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