If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

Man is accused of kidnapping and raping his ex-girlfriend

Jose Avila-Favian is accused of attacking his former girlfriend at her home in the 5400 block of Astor Lane in Rolling Meadows, IL, said Kristin Piper, an assistant state’s attorney. He held a pen to the 19-year-old woman’s neck and forced her to walk to a secluded location in Busse Woods, where he raped her, Piper said. Avila-Favian was arrested July 28 by Rolling Meadows police. Piper said that since his arrest, Avila-Favian has attempted to make more than 600 collect calls from the County Jail to the victim and her family.  More information here.

In the above situation, and countless others, innocent people have been harmed by the action of a criminal. Had there been an armed, law abiding citizen in the area, tragedy may very well have been averted. Americans use guns for self defense every 13 seconds, and that is perhaps the best reason to have a gun. These people are certainly glad they had a gun for self defense.

August 26th, 2008 at 11:17 pm