“‘I want to thank him from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, I want to call him a hero today,’ said Sheriff Cassidy.” That’s Sullivan County, Tennessee Sheriff Jeff Cassidy talking about an armed man with a concealed carry permit who shot a murderer yesterday in Kingsport.
An unidentified man walked into a dentist office and shot his wife to death. Before he could turn the gun on anyone else…
The sheriff said that a conceal-carry permit holder who was in the dentist office “eliminated a threat” by shooting the suspect.
BREAKING: Sheriff Jeff Cassidy says a husband shot his wife at this dentist office in Kingsport. He says the wife has died. The husband is at hospital with a gunshot wound. @WJHL11 @ABCTriCities pic.twitter.com/TDZ7rcdVa3
— Caroline Corrigan (@CarolineWJHL) February 13, 2019
A threat was stopped thanks to a good guy with a gun. Another defensive gun use. A concealed carrier stopped a bad situation from possibly becoming far worse. Fortunately, we’ll never have to know if that would have been the case.
And yet we have to deal with thinking like this.
The NRA vision of the future in a “stand your ground battle” with everyone yelling,
“A good guy with a gun takes out a bad guy with a gun.”
WTH🇺🇸 This is not an answer that leaves anyone safe.
WakeUp🇺🇸 ❄️2🌊4⚖️&🕊️ pic.twitter.com/QKDCAfgkBm
— Civil Discourse🌎🤔 (@TLangley99) February 13, 2019