Interesting case here from NY State.
PORT JEFFERSON, Long Island (WABC) — Police are investigating after a man with a samurai sword was shot and killed in a liquor store on Long Island Thursday.
The incident was reported at Port Jeff Liquors in the 150 block of East Main Street just after 2 p.m.
Police say 50-year-old Theodore Scoville walked into the store swinging dangerously close to the owner with a two-foot blade, and the owner shot him.
Scoville was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say surveillance video matches what the store owner told them.
“He had a sword beneath a poncho, it seems to be without saying a word, he pulled the sword out, swung it three times — at least three times — at a very close distance to the person behind the counter,” said Lt. Det. Kevin Beyrer with the Suffolk County police.
The rest of the article amy be viewed at ABC 7 News.com
We keep getting lectured about “sensible gun laws” and how the US should emulate Australia with respect to same.
What are the odds the store owner in this case walks away alive and uninjured if we had adopted similar laws and attitudes towards guns as the Aussie’s have.