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Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 8:23 p.m. MDT

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ThornBirds
St.George, Utah

A sword, baseball bats, rolling pins......
Hey NRA, we knew we were ok without a gun.
Thanks, Mr. Hendrix, for proving our point, and sharing it with everyone!

t702
Las Vegas, NV

Great story! Thanks for sharing

washcomom
Beaverton, OR

Made me smile to see the "sword of truth" go up against an evil doing person.
Nice job with the DNA and license plate memorization!
Kudos also to the 14 year old son for awakening his dad!

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

This good man must be commended for taking a stand against domestic violence. Unfortunately, more and more incidents like this will continue to occur.

Unlike this good man who spends his time working for the betterment of the community, far too many are spending their time pursuing entertainment which glorifies domestic violence. Indeed, many of the movies and television programs produced in the last year portray domestic violence as a normal and even prevalent way of life.

Even more outrageous is the fact that many of these shows objectify women and convey the message that violence against women is acceptable, and is even a humorous activity. The Hollywood producers responsible for this trash should be ashamed of themselves.

The time has come for the general public to say that enough is enough, and raise up like this good man and stand for what is right.

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I can't help but think of the story about bringing a knife to a gun fight. He should have had a shotgun that he could fire in the air to scare off the attacker and if needed protect himself. If the attacker were armed with a gun we might be reading of the bishop's funeral arrangements. Never bring a knife to a possible gun fight.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

Knife vs unarmed man, knife wins. Knife vs someone with a gun, gun wins. Lucky he was the first case.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Re thornbirds

Yes there are alternative to guns. If you are a strong male who has trained in one of the martial arts for years, you can feel quite confident defending yourself against most any attacker who is armed with nothing or something other than a gun.. If you are for example a woman who has a life outside the martial arts, you'd be better off using a gun.

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Of all the news stories I have read in the past year or so this one is by far the strangest.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

@ThornBirds

Not everybody is a black belt and knows how to use a gun. I will keep mine, thank you very much.

Wonderful story. I smiled the whole time I was reading.

kathybeebee
Ephrata, WA

"In the fight for right, let us wield a sword--
The mighty sword of truth!!"

Go, Bishop Hendrix!

germanygator
Apo, AE

Let the "sword control" debates begin...

Arizona Rocks
Phoenix, AZ

Captain Hendrix and the Sword of Liberty !! This is a great act of courage by you and your neighbors. The lady was very fortunate in this case. I'm glad the creep is in custody.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

The BIshop was fine with the sword, but a handgun is a great equalizer

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Alma lives!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Great story. Reminds me of the steel swords & Bishops in the Book of Mormon.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Thornbird you need to read Silent Lurker, Mojules,cjb and The Rock. They have presented words of wisdom, you my man have reguritated the anti second amendment spin we have been reading for weeks.
Nice try.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Sword of truth? Come on guys that is terribly cheesy. The guy did a great thing, and should be commended. I don't see where religion comes into it.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Brahmabull: Come on. Have a sense of humor.

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

Great story... defies the stereotype of what an LDS Bishop. How many Bishops train in the martial arts?

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Cats - I do, I couldn't tell if they were joking, it seemed to me they were serious.

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