Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns – Don’t Shoot Someone Attacking You With Axe Handle

August 4 2013
by Dan Cannon
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Executive Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mark Glaze had some interesting advice for people who were being attacked by someone with a weapon other than a gun during an interview with Chris Matthews.

MARK GLAZE: Very often somebody will come at you. They might want to have a fistfight. They might come at you with an axe handle.
MATTHEWS: Would you consider the guy with the axe handle armed or not?

GLAZE: Not with a gun.

MATTHEWS: I would consider him armed.

GLAZE: I have a word for him. I grew up in Colorado where my dad was a gun dealer, and a guy who shoots somebody who has anything other than a gun when they could have done something else like talk or fight with their fists –

MATTHEWS: How do you talk to a guy with an axe handle?

GLAZE: Well, you fight him. You run away. You deescalate the situation.

Glaze, when asked by Matthews to cite a case in which he thinks someone claimed a “stand your ground” defense when they shouldn’t have, Glaze was not able to provide one other than the Zimmerman case (where a stand your ground defense wasn’t even argued).

Stand your ground laws have become a national point of debate following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Dan Cannon

Dan Cannon

Founder & Editor at GunsSaveLives.net
Dan has combined his love of gun rights and technology to create one of the most read websites dedicated to Second Amendment news. Dan's writing has been featured on The Daily Caller and AmmoLand. When he's not writing, Dan enjoys saltwater kayaking, SEC football and putting way too much money into his custom 10/22.

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