If Only They Had A Gun

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

2 Homeless People Severly Beat Chicago Couple

Two homeless people were ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail Wednesday, accused of beating a woman in the South Loop so severely she lost 14 teeth and remains hospitalized with bleeding on her brain, Chicago prosecutors said.  Derrick King, 46, and Joyce Burgess, 36, both of whose most recent address was listed as the Pacific Garden Mission in the 1400 block of South Canal Street, were each charged with two counts of robbery in the attack, police said. Derrick King was also was charged with aggravated battery and Joyce Burgess was also charged with battery. The female victim and a man, both 36, were leaving a Jewel grocery store around 10:30 p.m. Monday at Roosevelt Road and Wabash Avenue when King and Burgess asked them for a cigarette, the prosecutors said. When they responded they didn’t have any cigarettes, the homeless couple reportedly attacked and robbed the victims.

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 28th, 2008 at 1:12 am

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