As the Boston Herald reported, passengers aboard a Greyhound bus in Canada said that shortly after they re-boarded following a break, the suspect suddenly stabbed the man sitting next to him several dozen times as others ran away in horror. He then severed the man’s head, displayed it and began hacking at the body. The attacker then ate parts of the victim’s body. Vince Weiguang Li, who immigrated to Canada from China in 2004, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old carnival worker Tim McLean.
This is yet another tragic murder that could have been prevented by armed citizens. Here, over 30 unarmed bus riders fled the bus in terror, while a fellow citizen was brutally stabbed to death and eaten. Had there been an armed citizen on that bus, the attacker might have been stopped in time to save Tim McLean’s life. For the good of society, the answer to crimes such as this, and the school shootings, is to enable law abiding citizens to carry a firearm for self defense. Since the people bent on committing crimes will carry a gun regardless of the law, anti gun laws only serve to disarm the people who were not going to commit crimes in the first place. Unfortunately there was not one armed, law abiding citizen on that bus, due to Canada’s anti-gun-rights law, which prevent self defense. Instead, we have 1 murder victim, and more than 30 people who will have to live with themselves for running away, instead of trying to stop a murdering cannibal.