While Democrats are trying to ban semi-automatic rifles and take away our guns, real people who don't live in a politically rose-colored world of private jets and campaign donations are saving lives with their firearms every day.
One Illinois man even saved his neighbor's life thanks to his trusty AR-15 rifle after he stopped a violent knife attack on one of his neighbors. Authorities say an altercation turned deadly when someone with a knife attacked another person during an argument.
Dave Thomas witnessed the attack and went into his home to get his rifle and ordered the suspect to stop stabbing the victim. "I poked my head out the door. There was a pool of blood, blood was everywhere in the hall. There was still a confrontation going on, there were about three or four people involved at this point," Thomas said.
"So I ran back into my house and grabbed my AR-15. I grabbed the AR-15 over my handgun – bigger gun, I think a little more of an intimidation factor. Definitely played a part in him actually stopping." The suspect did stop stabbing the victim but fled briefly before being captured by police.
The victim was taken to the hospital with multiple stab wounds and their condition is unknown. Police say Thomas has a valid firearm owner's identification card and a concealed carry permit. "The AR-15 is my weapon of choice for home protection," Thomas explained.
"It's light, it's maneuverable. If you train and know how to use it properly, it's not dangerous. And this is just a perfect example of a good guy with an AR-15 stopped a bad guy with a knife. And there were no lives taken, so, all in all, it was a good day."
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