Saturday, May 8, 2010

911

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The National Association of Gun Rights posted a story from Georgia about a student who saved ten people with his handgun. They were celebrating a birthday party when two armed men came into the party and robbed everyone. They divided up the men and women and one of the criminals was attempting to rape one of the women. The student grabbed his own gun and shot at one of the criminals who fled. The student confronted the attempted rapist and in an exchange of gunfire, killed him.

The armed citizen should be the first line of defense against violent crime. Here we have an innocent group of college kids having a birthday party and two criminals rob them, threaten them, try and rape one of them, perhaps even intending to murder them all, and they are saved by a civilian with a gun. Had he called 911 what is the likely scenario? The suspects shoot everyone when they think the cops are coming? They take hostages and kill a couple before the SWAT team gets them? They rape all the women over a period of two days while the police negotiate with them? The police have a shooting on the lawn and perhaps kill both suspects with one officer hit?

I encourage responsible gun ownership. Guns should be stored safely, and kept out of the hands of little kids. Small children should be taught about guns so they don't become curious on their own and shot themselves by accident. Citizens should take classes on gun safety, use of force, and become proficient in the firearms of their choice. They should attend the range to stay up on their skills. Armed citizens should not go looking for trouble. They need to call 911 on most criminal acts they see, but in some cases, using their own gun is the best option; that's what the SGT Says.

6 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

"Little kids" should be defined on a case by case basis. I've been shooting since I was five years old and I've never shot anyone I didn't intend to shoot.

Bob G. said...

Sarge:
Amazing how stories like THESE are NEVER mentioned by the "drive-by" media...!
I'm with 'ya 100% here.
And I ALWAYS say that the police are your BEST, SECOND defense.

YOU are the FIRST.

ANd any armed citizen has to realize that having a gun is one thing, but being able to make that decision to act when and where warranted is JUST as important, if not more so.

The hard part is not to get "tunnel-vision" along the way, either.
Learn to see beyond the intended target as well, to minimize or eliminate any collateral damage.

Kudos to that young man.

Bunkermeister said...

P&S, you are correct, I was born 40.

Bunkermeister said...

Bob G. The people have a right to self defense, even a rabbit will fight if it is cornered.

Bob G. said...

Sarge:
Wow, you must have some REALLY nasty rabbits out THERE...!

Stay safe.

Protect_and_Serve said...

To quote Monty Python "That Rabbit's dynamaite!"