If Only They Had A Gun

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

Chicago man charged with fatal carjacking of 88-year-old

88-year-old carjack victim Jacint Calderazzo was on his way to Midway Airport last week, when Kenneth Starr reportedly approached Calderazzo’s car and robbed him, Chicago police said. Police reportedly believe the elderly man was knocked to the ground and apparently run over with his own car as his assailant sped off. Starr, 33, whose address is listed in the 4800 block of West Congress Parkway in Chicago, initially was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and attempted murder, police 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.

September 12th, 2008 at 3:55 pm