Concealed handgum permit holder stops knife attack

Brandishing the gun stopped even a crazy person from attacking. Just a question: when a worker shoots a couple of people in the workplace, it is national news. Here we have eight people stabbed, but where is the national coverage? I did a Google news search on "Marcel Ingram" name (the attacker) at 9 PM, but couldn't find a single news story on the incident.

8 Grocery Employees Stabbed in Tennessee
Associated Press Writer
July 21, 2006

A knife-wielding grocery store employee attacked eight co-workers Friday, seriously injuring five before a witness pulled a gun and stopped him . . .

Cope said he grabbed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol from his pickup truck when he saw the attacker chasing the victim "like something in a serial killer movie."

"When he turned around and saw my pistol, he threw the knife away, put his hands up and got on the ground," Cope told The Associated Press. "He saw my gun and that was pretty much it." . . .

"He just kept saying, 'I'm insane. I wish I was never born' and that kind of stuff," Cope said. . . .

Thanks to Dan Gifford for sending this link to me.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this story from Reuters, not mention of a gun being used to save lives:


7/23/2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Thank you very much for this.

7/23/2006 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a CNN article with a little more detail. By the way, John, just finished The Bias Against Guns. Thanks for authoring the book.


7/23/2006 2:55 PM  

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