As reported, a Topeka, Kansas liquor store owner used his gun to stop a knife wielding robber.
Police say that at at about 2:30pm, a robber entered Charlie’s Liquor on the 1200 block of Southwest Huntoon Street in Topeka, KS, armed with a steak knife. After the robber approached the cash register and demanded money, the store owner drew his handgun and detained the robber until the police could arrive, according to news reports. A suspect was taken into custody without bond, on suspicion of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault, according to police.
This is yet another example of a gun being used for self defense – without a single shot being fired. Anti gun statistics don’t count such uses, despite the fact that the vast majority of the 2.5 million defensive gun uses each year don’t result in the gun being fired at all. The fact is that guns stop crime and save lives, often without the need to fire a single shot.