“North Canton police arrested a Uniontown man after being told he was sitting in his vehicle, armed and planning to kill people at a Canton bar,” fox8.com reports. “Police say Michael P. Bianchi, 29, of Uniontown, was found sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot in the 200 block of Wilbur N.E., North Canton, with several loaded guns and knives. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and black camouflage make-up on his face. Bianchi was arrested without incident and booked in Stark County Jail.”
Now I know that there are a lot of pat answers to “why do you carry a gun?” A policeman’s too heavy to carry around. That sort of thing. But I’m more interested in the moment you decided to carry. What triggered it? (So to speak.) My road to Damascus moment occurred when I was mugged by a thug in downtown Providence as a teen. But I actually started carrying twenty-five years later when I became a single father. I never want to face men like Mr. Bianchi without a gun. You?