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Air Force Lt. Brandon Teel of Arkansas is being credited with saving a man’s life on April 3 when he took out his weapon and held the man's brother, who is suspected of stabbing the man, until Austin Police arrived, reported KATV.

Teel called 911 with one hand and held the suspect there with his weapon in the other. When police arrived, they found Darren Terry, 47 with three lacerations. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and his brother, Chris Terry, 30, was taken into custody for suspected first-degree battery with a bond of $10,000, according to KATV.

"Lt. Teel is a perfect example of a responsible concealed carry permit holder," Austin police Chief Bill Duerson told KATV. "He acted heroically in the face of extreme danger and avoided a tragedy."

This is from the Air Force Times, ironic given that if this LT had been anywhere near Joint Base Lackland he would have been disarmed.
 

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I tend to agree, UtiPoss, but isn't there a strong alternative argument that it's not the possession of any particular tool that makes a man dangerous, but rather his mindset?
Can't bad guys kill innocent people with knives, bats, pipes, rope, grill forks, tree limbs, wine bottles, and gasoline?
Therefore, can't good guys and gals also use these tools?

If we concede that there's something special about "guns" that make them the ONLY good choice for citizens to arm themselves with as weapons, and any other weapon is inferior and not effective, aren't we conceding that gun control, if it were effective in keeping guns out of the hands of would-be criminals, would reduce crime and result in less injury or death due to bad guys having to switch to less-useful tools?
 

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Don't think so. We would only go back to swords, axes, spears, arrows etc. until we end up with just simple rocks.
 

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This is from the Air Force Times, ironic given that if this LT had been anywhere near Joint Base Lackland he would have been disarmed.
Not sure what your thought is. Are you referencing the restriction of carrying on a military installation? If he was "around" any of the JBSA installations, he could have done exactly what he did.

And the AF Times has *NO* association w/ the AF. It's just another "newz"paper owned by Regent Companies, a private equity firm.
 
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