A thug broke into a suburban Atlanta woman’s home, and attacked her at knifepoint at 6:30 a.m. while she was in the shower. A struggle ensued, during which the woman was injured. Eventually, though, she was able to get her hands on her .22, and shortly thereafter, the woman pumped 9 rounds into her assailant. He staggered outside and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Morals of the story:
- The Second Amendment ain’t about hunting.
- You can’t assume the police will be there when you need them.
- If you’re a woman and you live alone, you should buy a gun and learn how to protect yourself with it. (Actually, everyone should do this, but single women especially.)
I will never, ever vote for a candidate who would have preferred that this woman get raped (i.e. any candidate who opposes guns in the hands of law abiding citizens).
If this woman lived in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, England, Australia, and much of the rest of the world, she would have had two choices:
- Get raped at knifepoint (and probably murdered at knifepoint afterwards)
- Get arrested and imprisoned for owning and using a handgun
This reminds me of a friend of ours who turned someone in to CPS for sexually abusing an infant. The perpetrator correctly inferred that it was her and called with death threats and stood outside her yard in a menacing way. I will always want to protect the right of someone like her to go get a gun that day.
I also know of someone who got death threats from a former employee who was arrested for theft. The criminal’s threats weren’t deemed sufficiently dangerous by a judge so he wouldn’t even issue a restraining order. I definitely want that victim to be able to get a gun if he wants.