Not sure a handgun would have made a difference but just maybe it would have.
"It began as a gallant gesture. An off-the-clock bartender offered to walk a female patron home. But the night would lead to a punctured lung, two surgeries and medical bills that could go as high as $100,000."
D.C. Bartender Stabbed While Walking Patron Home Faces Staggering Medical Bill - Careers Articles