When an un-named Orem, Utah man stopped a car-jacking in a grocery store parking lot, the would-be jacker attacked the good samaritan, trying to disarm him. That’s when the bad guy contracted an acute case of lead poisoning. And the finale was an abrupt ending to a very full morning for the unidentified 27-year-old suspect who has since assumed ambient temperature. “Earlier Saturday morning, police received multiple calls regarding the man who was later shot and killed. He had reportedly assaulted a woman and was driving about Orem with two passengers.” . . .
A short time later, he reportedly stole a Ford pickup from the owner’s residence. The owner gave chase in another vehicle, with Orem police attempting to chase both vehicles.
If you live comfortably ensconced within the civilian disarmament advocacy bubble, incidents like this never happen. You know — because you’re told repeatedly — that people who carry firearms are more likely to have them taken away and used against them. So yesterday’s incident, which may have saved innocent lives, doesn’t show up on your highly selective radar screen.
As a someone who works in the firearms industry (and whose sister lives near the location of the shooting) eloquently wrote about this in an email to TTAG central command this morning, this is why we carry. [h/t PL]