As we all know, the mere presence of a gun usually leads to tragedy. If they’re not pulled in a fit or road rage and used before the thought process can kick in, the dangerous doohickies are almost invariably taken away from people who possess them by those with evil in their hearts, only to be used against them. Why an individual would take that kind of risk and actually arm himself in the face of those kinds of odds is simply baffling. Then again, maybe guys like David Shuten are just the reasons people carry . . .
An unidentified CCW holder was walking through the parking lot of the Holiday Market in Royal Oak, Michigan when he saw Shuten, who was wanted for a parole violation, menacing a couple and baby with a blade. From dailytribune.com:
“The suspect began approaching the couple with the knife drawn,” Royal Oak Detective Lt. Tom Goad said in a statement. “As the suspect approached, one of the customers in the lot, a CCW license holder, pulled his firearm out and ordered the suspect to drop the knife.”
This, immediately after Shuten had unsuccessfully tried to break through the window of a car with the driver inside.
The customer with the gun yelled at the suspect several times before the suspect dropped the knife and sat on the ground, police said.
Somehow, the gun toting passer-by managed to keep Shuten at bay until police arrived without losing control of the pistol to bad guy. Must’ve been some kind of ninja-trained operator. Or something. Lucky for the couple and their tyke he was there. Who else but a trained professional would have had the finely honed skillz and presence of mind to handle a situation like that?