There’s something comforting about the uncomfortable sensation of steel and lead in a waistband. Cold against the skin, sure. But ready for action when needed. Like Bernie Sanders’ hair piece. Contrary to leftist belief, concealed carry isn’t about being macho. The right to bear arms is about self-preservation. Especially when the cops aren’t immediately available. Like in this situation, where two bystanders took their right to self-defense and applied it to the defense of others. All when an attacker was swinging lead of his own.
A pair of customers legally carrying guns held a pipe-wielding attacker at bay at a York County car dealership until police arrived in a December incident where the suspect threatened to kill dealership employees, prosecutors said in court Friday.
Alonzo Seegars, upset with service at Stateline car dealership on Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill on Dec. 21, arrived armed with a pipe wrench, said Aaron Hayes, 16th Circuit assistant solicitor.
Yeah, this guy is majorly screwed.
Seegars told a service employee, “I know who you are and you are a dead man,” then “threatened to kill” a female employee, Hayes said.
Seegars then shouted out ‘Watch this!’ as he smashed at least three vehicles with the pipe wrench, Hayes said.
Maybe the attacker was making use of a different type of pipe earlier. Adverse reactions to hemp can cause paranoia. Or maybe he was snorting. Or shooting. Or he just lacks self-control. The possibilities are endless! Alas, none of that matters now.
Two customers, whom prosecutors said had legal concealed carry permits and were armed legally at the time, intervened and “held Mr. Seegars at bay” with the handguns at the crowded dealership until police arrived, Hayes said.
Look, we appreciate what cops do to protect the public on a regular basis. But they aren’t omnipresent. Police weren’t readily moseying around this dealership. The dealership didn’t have an armed security guard.
Banning guns clearly wouldn’t help in this case. We’d have to ban any heavy swingable objects too. And don’t forget the stabby weapons (see Now the U.K. is Suffering from a ‘Knife Violence’ Epidemic…).
If these two good samaritans weren’t there, several people could have suffered death by blunt force trauma. Not fun.
Banning guns isn’t a solution to violence. Banning humans would be the ultimate solution. Then again, mass genocide isn’t exactly plausible. Much to Planned Parenthood’s chagrin. For now, we should let the good guys keep their guns to keep the bad guys from smashing melons. Okay? Okay.
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