American Gun Ownership: The Positive Impacts of Law-Abiding Citizens Owning Firearms
At a time when some gun control advocates appear intent on painting lawful gun ownership as a danger to society, and the Second Amendment as little more than an outdated protection of a person’s right to hunt, it’s important to remember the regular role armed citizens play in defending inalienable rights.
Far too often, those who disagree with supporters of the Second Amendment and firearm-related policies resort to assertions that we simply care more about our guns than about the lives of innocent people, and that the right to keep and bear arms has little beneficial purpose in modern America.
This makes it all the more important that we continue to emphasize the important role lawful gun owners play in the immediate and regular defense against crime.
As these stories from last month will show you, the first line of defense against crime is by those who are prepared when a crime occurs. Police officers are not always there when you need them. They respond to calls of those who are already in peril, or to a crime scene after the offense has occurred. So once again, we have some examples of people with guns that did not want to become the victim of a crime.
San Francisco resident shoots at burglary suspect breaking into his apartment (ktvu.com)
Caught on camera: Gunfire erupts when West County homeowner confronts burglar | St. Louis News Headlines | kmov.com
Father not charged after shooting son during altercation, deputies say | WCTI (wcti12.com)
Man fatally shot identified in Toney homicide investigation (waff.com)
No charges filed so far in Road Rage shooting Wednesday night - WDEF
Burglar killed linked to several robberies in Woodbridge | wusa9.com
16-year-old boy shot, arrested during confrontation in Douglas - Chicago Sun-Times (suntimes.com)
East Houston resident describes shooting with car thieves - ABC13 Houston
Girl video calls dad after stranger enters home | KYStandard.com
Homeowner held suspect at gunpoint until MPD arrived in early morning burglary attempt | KTVL
A gun for self protection is very similar to a parachute, when you need it and its not available, there's a good chance you probably won't be needing it again