Criminal brings knife to a gunfight
A ^#^(* stabs eight people, then finds someone in a mood to resist
"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."
"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."".
The cops said they don't encourage folks to defend themselves or others.
"But we don't encourage people to take that kind of risk. He could have been hurt."
Nary a though for the victims saved.
Keep your guns; the cops likely won't be there in time.
Posted by: Tom Gunn at July 21, 2006 08:40 PM
The CBS News website decide to leave out the citizen with a gun part and substitute "By the time the suspect was tackled....."
The original AP story reported this correctly with the citizen stopping him with a handgun.
Posted by: Jim Kindred at July 23, 2006 10:39 AM
Good catch, Jim.
I emailed CBS to demand a correction. I also asked why they changed the story, as if I didn't already know the answer to that.
I think people should raise a stink about this with CBS for making stuff up.
Posted by: stace at July 25, 2006 09:07 AM
One other point, the supermarket was a Schnuck's, based in St.Louis, and I'm told they are very big anti-gun supporters. It's ironic that a person with a knife stabs 8 in the Schnuck's and a man with a gun stops it without firing a shot...
Posted by: 6pence at July 25, 2006 10:14 AM
It appears to be a "Militia" of one; providing for the "common defense" of the many. Second Amendment is intact!
Posted by: George Young at July 25, 2006 02:54 PM