PA Concealed Carrier Shoots Attacker, Who Was Wielding 13in Hunting Knife, in the Groin

October 13 2014
by GSL Staff
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Let’s see, what are the quick takeaways from our first defensive gun use on this Monday? 1. Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight and 2. OUCH!

According to local media sources, a man armed with a 13 inch serrated hunting knife apparently became agitated and confronted another man in the parking lot a store in Philadelphia around 5:30PM yesterday.

The victim told the suspect to drop the knife several times, but the suspect refused.

When the suspect charged the victim, still holding the knife, the victim drew his concealed Glock 9mm handgun and fired one shot at the suspect.

The suspect was struck once in the groin area, which apparently stopped the knife attack.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment and he is currently described as being in critical condition.

The victim who fired the shot was licensed to carry the firearm according to police.

This is the 50th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Pennsylvania and the 1,315th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

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