If Only They Had A Gun

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

Man shot and pistol-whipped during home invasion

A Springfield, MA man was pistol-whipped and shot in the leg during a Pasco Road home invasion this morning. Springfield Police Lt. Rupert A. Daniel said the incident occurred about 4 a.m. when three to four males, armed with a handgun, entered the victim’s home at 106 Pasco Road. After pistol-whipping and stabbing a victim, the suspects took a plasma television and laptop computer and fled on foot, Daniel said.  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 10:47 pm