Friday, July 21, 2006

Thank God He Was There.

You don't see these stories in the MSN too often.
I know the Toledo paper relegates defensive firearms stories to the back sections and little copy.

Emphasis mine:

8 Grocery Employees Stabbed in Tennessee


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

The attacker, chasing one victim into the store's parking lot, was subdued by Chris Cope, manager of a financial services office in the same small shopping center, Higgins said.

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."

Note: Witness = Armed, law abiding citizen.

Of course, the cops show up after the fact, as one would expect.
They can' t be everywhere, right.

Too bad the employees themselves were not armed.
This could have been a non-story then.

If this story was in Chicago or LA or New York, there would be two possible alternate realities -
A. There would be more wounded, and probably some dead,


B. Chris Cope would be in a jail cell awaiting charges and prosecution.

Thank you, Chris Cope. I'm sure many people are grateful for what you did.
You are a true hero, and interestingly, for the left, a subject of scorn and disdain for being a gun owner, and worse yet, a gun carrier.

Rock on, Chris.

Editors note: Firearms save lives.