HOUSTON, TEXAS — Black Friday turned dark for one shopper as he was in the parking lot of a Houston mall. An apparent fight between himself and another unidentified man resulted in a stabbing, at which point the person being attacked took out his firearm and shot.
Details on the incident are slim, so we are unaware of who the aggressor was. Hopefully, this was a justified self-defense shoot. So far, no charges have been filed.
If the person who fired the gun was the aggressor, then the grounds for self-defense quickly go out the window. As armed citizens, we want to do as much as possible to de-escalate any situation that we find ourselves in. If, at any point, we become the aggressor, that spells trouble for us.
If the person who fired the gun was not the aggressor, then a man with a knife is usually more than enough to justify the discharge of a firearm in self-defense.
Regardless of the slim details, we are still classifying this as Guns Saving Lives. From the story, the person with the knife attacked first, which justified the drawing of the firearm by the man being attacked.