Here’s a pit of poetic irony for you. An concealed carry permit in Mississippi saved a convenience store owner from what would have almost certainly been a fatal attack. Three months later, the store thanked him by putting up “no guns” signs on the door.
A convenience store that was the scene of a brutal stabbing back in March apparently has posted “No Guns Allowed” signs on the front door despite the fact that the suspect was stopped – and apprehended by authorities – thanks to an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit, Mississippi Gun News reported this week.
Lamont Williams, 29, walked into Keith’s Superstore in Lumberton, Mississippi, on the morning of March 12, armed with a knife and began stabbing the store manager. According to local media, the manager previously had problems with Williams, who was believed to be a disgruntled former employee.
But on the day Williams attacked the manager, there was an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit inside the store. The armed citizen witnessed the events unfold and chased Williams as he tried to flee from the store, holding him at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested him.[…]
The store manager confirmed after the stabbing that there were not any “No Guns Allowed” signs posted outside the store, which at the time were apparently being handed out somewhat freely following the passing of House Bill 2, which clarified language surrounding concealed carry laws.
It’s unknown when the signs went up at the entrance of the store, but a picture taken by a local resident clearly shows two signs stating “No Guns Allowed in Store” despite the fact that it was a legally armed citizen who likely saved the store manager’s life just three months ago.
What about the “no knives” signs. That’s clearly what the store needed on the day of the stabbing!
Next time the store manager might not be so lucky because, if a concealed carry owner sees the sign, he might not even walk in the door.