In Colorado this week, a Denver-bound Greyhound bus was boarded by 47-year-old Edmundo Arellanes-Audelo, a Mexican national. After threatening the passengers with a knife, the man turned his attention to the driver. The attacker grabbed the wheel, causing the bus to veer into a guard rail.
The man has been caught, thanks to a passerby who stopped and pulled his own gun, forcing the hijacker drop the knife, and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.
The attacker is now facing charges of felony menacing with a weapon, assault, reckless endangerment, felony criminal mischief and hindering public transportation.
Under Greyhound corporate policy, no firearms or edged weapons are allowed on board. So, although there may have been gun owners on the bus, they were probably unarmed, and they legally prohibited from defending themselves or their fellow passengers.
…any attorneys out there interested in suing Greyhound, Inc.?
The “good guy with a gun” narrative is a myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense.
The truth? People rarely use guns for self-defense. Read more: https://t.co/JiRK3zkvkl
— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) July 6, 2018