Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

I noticed a story from Pennsylvania today that illustrates one of the benefits of carrying a concealed firearm - staying alive. A man entered a bar seeking vengeance on a bouncer who had thrown him out the night before.  He mistook another patron, Robert Trader, for his target and stabbed him, inflicting a wound that required 18 staples and liver surgery. Unfortunately for the attacker, Trader was carrying a handgun and shot him, stopping the attack. Trader is alive because he had his concealed-carry weapon. His actions were ruled self-defense, and the attacker pled guilty today as part of a plea agreement.

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