On Thursday, 34 year old Vietnamese man named Kiet Than Ly entered a Smith’s store in Salt Lake City, Utah. He purchased a knife and started to leave the store. As he reached the parking lot, he pulled out the knife and began stabbing other customers and shouting:
“You killed my people! You killed my people!”
One person was stabbed in the stomach and another was stabbed in the head and arms as they tried to defend themselves. As Ly looked for a third victim, a 47 year old man with a conceal carry permit saw what was happening. He pulled out his gun and told LY to drop the weapon or he would shoot him. Ly complied and dropped the knife and was subdued by Smith employees. They held him in custody until the police arrived.
Both victims are reported to be in the hospital which lists their condition as critical but stable.
No one knows what Ly’s motive for the stabbings was, but they do know that he has an extensive criminal record. He has convictions of sexual battery, lewdness, theft, drugs and assault of a police officer. He had just been released from jail earlier in the week.
Salt Lake City police praised the man with conceal carry permit for getting involved and using his gun to disarm and apprehend Ly. Without the man’s involvement, who knows how many more people would have been wounded or killed?
If President Barack Obama and the liberal Democrats had their way, there would be no conceal carry permits which means that there would have been no one there to stop Ly from stabbing more people. They don’t care about the countless times someone uses a gun to save themselves or others as that would only hinder their agenda of disarming the American people.
(One wonders how many lives are saved each year by concealed gun carrying citizens…Editor).