Joshua Nelson is a 2nd Lt. in the West Virginia Air National Guard and a licensed concealed firearm carrier. Earlier this year, he and his family were on a regular shopping trip to the Del Rio, Texas Walmart store to buy some items for an upcoming trip to the lake. All of the sudden, he heard a woman screaming, “Stop, put it down!”
When he heard the woman in distress, he found her and saw what he described as a “pretty large man” holding a big fish fillet knife to her stomach.
As licensed concealed carriers, Nelson says he and his wife carry everywhere they can while they are off the military base. However, his immediate reaction was not to draw his gun. First, he had his wife take their kids to the front of the store and call the police. He said that his first concern was about his family. As soon as he realized what was happening, he felt it was his duty to do what he could to help the woman.
If you read nothing else today, read the rest of this article. Mr. Nelson shows the correct way to handle things. I salute you sir.