Mormon Bishop Ends Attack On Woman, Using His Samurai Sword

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A weapon in a good guy’s hands — be it a gun or, maybe, something else — is far from dangerous.

For a woman who was being attacked Tuesday in front of a Salt Lake City home, a 29-inch samurai sword proved to be her salvation.

That’s because homeowner Kent Hendrix awoke to a commotion, went outside and saw the woman being mugged. His son had told him something bad was happening outside, so Hendrix grabbed his sword on the way out and approached the scene.

One look at the blade and its wielder, who also happens to be a Mormon bishop and a fourth-degree black belt, was enough to convince the alleged perpetrator to scram. Hendrix noticed the man appeared to have dropped a tube of Chapstick as he fled, so Hendrix snapped it up and yelled, “I’ve got your DNA and I’ve got your license plate [memorized] — you are so done!”

An hour later, suspect Grant Eggerston turned himself in. He was booked for robbery, attempted burglary, trespassing and violation of a stalking injunction.

Hat Tip: The Blaze

 

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Jana

    Thankfully there was one man who was not afraid to get involved and not afraid to make a stand.
    Good for him.
    He is a true hero!

  • Dave

    And a weapon in the hands of a good person (mostly) but is angry because he/she got fired from a job, got cheated on, or came to PLD and got an eyeful of conspiracy theory and decided to go to a fed building and shoot people because the person is easily dupped is what?

    Its great when people deter attackers when it happens but all too often, people that are heavily armed kill others due to “crimes of passion”.

    http://www.steverrobbins.com/blog/2012/12/guncontrol/

    “Guns Don’t Kill People?” Not according to statistics.

    Actually, violent people with guns kill people. If you remove the people from the equation, the chances of death fall tremendously. If you remove the guns from the equation, the chances of death fall tremendously (the Chinese attacker whose attack mirrored the CT attack was armed only with a knife and didn’t manage to kill anyone).

    Most gun deaths occur from law-abiding, gun-owning citizens acting in a moment of passion against friends and family. It’s actually THAT group that we have to watch out for. But why would that be true?

    The answer involves a slightly obscure kind of statistics called Bayesian statistics. While only a tiny fraction of law-abiding citizens commit murder, there are so many more law-abiding citizens than criminals (yay!) that that tiny fraction outnumbers the criminals using guns.

    Here’s a simple example. Assume there are 500,000 law-abiding citizens with guns, and 1% of them commit murder (accidentally or in a crime of passion). Assume there are 20,000 criminals with guns, and 20% of them commit murder.

    The murders from law-abiding citizens are 5,000. The murders from criminals are 4,000.

    Total murders: 9,000
    Percentage caused by law-abiding gun owners: 5/9 = ~ 56%
    Percentage cause by criminals: 4/9 = ~44%
    The majority of killings come from the law-abiding citizens.”
    The article’s contention feels nice but having seen the FBI statistics on gun crime from the various sherriff’s departments throughout the nation, I know the reality.