My good friend Greg "Lumpy" Lambert who is also a Knox county commissioner had a little run in today that ended with guns being drawn. I happened to call Lumpy today and got the full story. Lumpy does used car sales for a real job. A customer came and wanted to purchase a car for about 10k. Lumpy was happy to sell but got a little concerned when the person had little interest in having the car checked by a mechanic.
The customer went out side to smoke a cigarette. Lumpy went outside to tell him it was time to do some paper work. When the man came back in Lumpy had a bad feeling and had his hand on his gun he keeps on him at most all times. The man started to pull his gun.....Bad move. Lumpy does quick draw competitions for fun and had his gun pointing down the criminals throat before the criminal had his own gun half drawn. After some harsh words the criminal dropped his gun.
He began to ask for his drivers license back but Lumpy told him to get out and be happy he got out alive. The police caught up to him a few hours later and he confessed.
Another example of a legal gun saving a life. I doubt W/O a gun Lumpy would be alive. What would the criminal have done had Lumpy not had a gun? Lumpy knew his name and the car would have been easy to track. All the more reason to get rid of the witness.
It could have been worse, Councilman Steve Hall (Who had his own run in with a gunman a few months ago) would have been the first on the scene as he was already on his way over to have lunch with Lumpy at the time. Who knows what would have happened then.
This criminal has to be one of the dimmest in recent history. Lumpy is well known for his pro gun stance. He is a lead volunteer with the NRA banquet every year and became famous for his "Buy a car get a gun" sales campaign that got national and world wide coverage a few years ago. Lumpy even got to meet Charelton Heston personally when it went down. Beyond that Lumpy was wearing his "Friends of the NRA" hat at the time of the crime. What a idiot. I am sure you will hear more about this in the next few days.