“Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on a French train in August, was stabbed multiple times early Thursday in downtown Sacramento and is in stable condition, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to USA TODAY.” You may recall that Mr. Stone as one of the three Americans who suffered wounds while subduing a Islamic terrorist on a Paris-bound train in August (characterized only as a “gunman” in USA Today’s report). ABC10 in Sacramento reports that Stone was stabbed . . .
several times near 21st and K streets in downtown Sacramento around 12:45 a.m. According to the Air Force Times, Stone was stabbed ‘four times in the chest.’ CBS News reports he suffered a wound to the heart and the lung. He was outside a bar with a female companion when the stabbing occurred.
While it’s not known if Airman Stone, a native Californian, had a concealed carry permit, I think it’s safe to say he was unarmed at the time of the attack. Nor do we know the exact circumstances of the assault. But we can surmise that The Golden State vet wasn’t engaged in criminal activity, and deserved a fighting, armed chance against his assailant.
Oh, and it looks like California’s extensive knife laws didn’t stop the attack. Time for universal knife background checks? I kid. And one more thing. Fifty killed in a knife attack at a Chinese colliery. Just for reference.