If Only They Had A Gun

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

Man and His Current Girlfriend Held For Beating and Rape of His Ex-Girlfriend

Authorities in Lawndale, IL alleged that the 24-year-old victim, who is the mother of Cannady’s child, was attacked by a man named Cannady and his current girlfriend. Cannady quarreled with the victim and accused her of cheating on him, Assistant State’s Atty. Susanne Groebner told the judge. When the victim denied having cheated, Cannady choked and beat her while demanding that she confess, Groebner said. For the next six to eight hours, Cannady allegedly beat the woman with his fists, a broomstick, a belt, a shoe and a cast he removed from his arm while Larson watched and did nothing to stop the assault, Groebner said. “The victim continuously screamed and begged for him to stop and for defendant Larson to call the police, which Larson ignored and just told the victim to own up to what she did,” Groebner said. At one point, Cannady restrained the woman and had sex with Larson in front of her, and afterward raped her repeatedly as Larson watched, authorities allege. He also he cut off the woman’s hair so no one else would want her, Groebner 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 29th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

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