If Only They Had A Gun

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

Man Shot During Home Invasion – Suspects Escape After 2 Hour Standoff With The SWAT Team

One man was shot and a woman and baby escaped during a home invasion this morning in the Gantt community (near Greenville, SC), which led to a two-hour standoff that ended with a SWAT team storming the home in search of two suspects only to find no one inside. At about 9:30 a.m., authorities received a call about a home invasion at 430 South Fairfield Road off U.S. 25 a few miles from the Donaldson Center. Two men reportedly entered the home, demanded money and shot one of the occupants as a woman and a 1-year-old baby escaped. The home invaders remain at large. 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 27th, 2008 at 4:40 pm