This is WHY you carry your blowout kit, in addition to your pistol:


TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – An 18-year-old woman and her friend were stabbed in Taylorsville Wednesday night while walking on the Jordan River Parkway Trail. Both she and her friend were allegedly attacked by three male Hispanic suspects, according to Unified Police Department. The 18-year-old was said to be seriously injured after being stabbed in the torso, while the other, a male, was said to had been stabbed in the eye. Police say that the couple encountered the three suspects on the trail, but did not give details regarding whether they knew the suspects or were possibly ambushed. FOX 13 will have more on the incident as details are released.

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Listen again: “We understand there were several witnesses that came to the aid of the young man and young woman who were stabbed…” A pressure dressing and a hemostatic bandage might have saved her life.

Carry your pistol, reload, and blade; but also carry some kind of blowout kit.

I asked an old-timer once, “How often do folks die around here?”

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His reply: “Only once.”
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