Saturday, June 26, 2010

On Happily American: The Armed Citizen Report: June 2010

Do you have the right to defend yourself? Do you? If so, how will you defend yourself and your family? How will you fend off two, three, or four big nasty home invaders? Are you going to call 911 and hope the police are right outside your door? How about a baseball bat? Loud whistle?

Let’s get real. Millions of times each year Americans use their legally owned guns to defend themselves and their families from criminals. Husbands protect their wives with guns, mothers protect their kids with guns, and the elderly protect themselves with guns. Here are some of their stories:

“He was a big, burly guy,” said 89-year-old Beatrice Turner of the man who allegedly smashed in her front door and entered the home. “He was pulling at his shorts and talking crazy….I always said if they come inside, it’s me or them.” Armed with a .22-cal. revolver, Turner yelled at the man to leave. According to police, the burglar instead advanced on Turner, and she fired a shot in self-defense, narrowly missing her assailant. A neighbor heard the gunshot and phoned police. Officers arrested the burglar in the front yard. “All of [the police officers] were hugging me and telling me how brave I was,” Turner said. The friendly officers even helped Turner reload her gun before leaving. (The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, 04/21/10)

Read more at: Happily American: The Armed Citizen Report: June 2010

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